Prophetic mourning (in the aftermath of the Freedom flotilla deaths)

Action following Israel’s attack on the Gaza aid flotilla 1 June 2010

“I believe that the proper idiom for the prophet in cutting through the royal numbness and denial is the language of grief, the rhetoric that engages the community in mourning for a funeral they do not want to admit. … I have been increasingly impressed with the capacity of the prophet to use the language of lament and the symbolic creation of a death scene as a way of bringing to reality what the king must see and will not”. — Walter Brueggemann, The Prophetic Imagination (1978)

(Thanks to Talitha Fraser from Urban SEed for the image and quote)

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