I pledge allegiance . . . to the slaughtered Lamb

This litany of resistance was compiled by Shane Claiborne, Chris Haw, Jim Loney, and Brian Walsh, and is published in the book Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals (Zondervan, 2008).

One:  Today we pledge our ultimate allegiance to the kingdom of God.
All:  We pledge allegiance.
One:  To a peace that is not like Rome’s.
All:  We pledge allegiance.
One:  To the gospel of enemy love.
All:  We pledge allegiance.
One:  To the kingdom of the poor and broken.
All:  We pledge allegiance.
One:  To a king that loves his enemies so much he died for them.
All:  We pledge allegiance.
One:  To the least of these, with whom Christ dwells.
All:  We pledge allegiance.
One:  To the transnational church that transcends the artificial borders of nations.
All:  We pledge allegiance.
One:  To the refugee of Nazareth.
All:  We pledge allegiance.
One:  To the homeless rabbi who had no place to lay his head.
All:  We pledge allegiance.
One:  To the cross rather than the sword.
All:  We pledge allegiance.
One:  To the banner of love above any flag.
All:  We pledge allegiance.
One:  To the one who rules with a towel rather than an iron fist.
All:  We pledge allegiance.
One:  To the one who rides a donkey rather than a war horse.
All:  We pledge allegiance.
One:  To the revolution that sets both oppressed and oppressors free.
All:  We pledge allegiance.
One:  To the Way that leads to life.
All:  We pledge allegiance.
One:  To the slaughtered Lamb.
All:  We pledge allegiance.
One:  And together we proclaim his praises, from the margins of the empire to the centers of wealth and power.
All:  Long live the slaughtered Lamb.
One:  Long live the slaughtered Lamb.
All:  Long live the slaughtered Lamb.

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