BLACK WOMEN AND THE SACRED: WITH “LEMONADE,” BEYONCÉ TAKES US TO CHURCH

“With its unapologetic focus on black women “Lemonade” is equal parts “testimony service” and Sunday morning worship. It celebrates beauty and resiliency, as any good, uplifting worship service in the African-American Christian tradition should do. But the visual album doesn’t shy away from the trials and pains experienced by those women who may not get a chance to speak or to lead on Sunday morning, but who testify about their lives on a Wednesday or Friday night.”

BLACK WOMEN AND THE SACRED: WITH “LEMONADE,” BEYONCÉ TAKES US TO CHURCH

Meditation on Sacred

According to Merriam Webster the definition of sacred is

  1. a :  dedicated or set apart for the service or worship of a deity b :  devoted exclusively to one service or use (as of a person or purpose)

  2. 2a :  worthy of religious veneration : b :  entitled to reverence and respect

 

 

Universal Rhythm Benediction By Israel Buffardi
My friends, when you go from here know that our hearts are always in a holy place, for we are always connected to one another.
Know that deep down, our hearts beat in one universal rhythm.
May we each find the sacred space to hear it.

May focusing on what is sacred remind us all that we are sacred.

Namaste,
Cricket

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