This Is Good News

Machismo – Men, when seeking to rule a kingdom, conquer women, or the stranger, will always fail. This is good news.

Like a present day political drama, Kings documents the almost mythological rise and fall of men who lead, seek power, and dominate women. From my perspective as a Latino living in colonized lands, I see Kings as theological history of colonial and conquering men failing at having discerning or faithful hearts.

Though I may not resonate with the religious Xenophobia, there is Good News in that God will not reward powerful men for simply being powerful men.

  1. When was a time you experienced machismo?
  2. “God will not reward powerful men for simply being powerful men.” Do you agree or disagree? And why?

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Written & spoken by Patrick B. Reyes
Music by Dexter Britain
Footage by VideoBlocks
Edited by Jim Kast-Keat

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