i came across this quote from civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who is probably most famously known as the organizer of the march on washington where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “we need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers. our power is in our ability to make things unworkable. the only weapon we have is our bodies. and we need to tuck them in places so wheels don't turn.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ i’m beginning to see how pursuing peace and non-violence, in non-violent ways, may be what it all comes down to. we recognize that we and everyone have been reconciled to God, then we bring that message of reconciliation to others (2 corinthians 5:18-20). isn't it funny how non-violent pursuers of peace and justice seem to cause the most irritation? one of the things that is so effective about angelic troublemaking is that it seems to shine such a bright light into the darkness of empire. a much brighter light than a well-armed "peacekeeping" force could ever bring.