American Inheritance

We are benefactors of an inheritance that is not ours.

If you are first generation. If you are not black. If you came from the first wave of European immigrants who came through Ellis Island thinking that was your door of no return: it was not. 

If your family came as missionaries or pilgrims seeking refuge; this was not your Jerusalem. This is not your city on a hill. 

What light of the world do you have to shine? To speak of glory and God and subjugate your own humankind? 

Where there already withstood a land of people; Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. 

We are benefactors of an inheritance that is not ours.

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