Recently I posed the question, “Is Jesus Yoke Woke?” on my social media page thread to an audience predominantly Christian.
My opening statement was, “Jesus asks us to carry his yoke not give into the woke.”
This sparked a myriad of responses, some affirming, some opposing, and some down-right degrading.
I realize the initial post carries with it a lot of emotional weight, but I also know as believers in God’s Word, making a cultural word equal to God’s Word is dangerous.
Through the process, I did learn a lot and for that I am most grateful. I discovered very clearly that the original use of the word “woke” and its current usage are very different.
The origin and definition for woke is an adjective derived from African American Vernacular English meaning “alert to racial prejudice and discrimination”.