the disenfranchised

To be disenfranchised implies that your right to vote has been removed or revoked.

As a word, it came up in a conversation between young churchworkers, three, five, ten years into the work of the church.

Does it describe me? Us? You?

Has my right to vote, my voice, been removed or revoked so subtly I knew not to kick or scream?

Is that what it means to "emerge?" To find your voice? To be a part of the Church again?

I see questions, but part of me finds a startling resemblance to statements.

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