Really listening is absolutely the hardest thing I have ever attempted. To really hear God, others and even myself I have to humbly open my heart & mind. Every part of my life has lessons on learning to listen if I pay attention. I pray God helps me to pay attention more.
COPY & PASTE THIS ADRESS IN YOUR BROWSER: http://podcast.cdsporch.org/episode-31-turning-the-lens-seeing-white-part-1/ I never, ever listen to podcasts but ... I listened to this one & then I was hooked to this superb series. I learned so much about the privilege of being white in America and gained a better sense of history so I can be part of the racial healing I believe God wants for our nation. Let me know what you think!! Episode 31: Turning the Lens (Seeing White, Part
YOU KNOW ALL NEEDS - Dietrich Bonhoeffer Lord Jesus Christ, you were poor and miserable, imprisoned
and abandoned like me.
You know all human needs;
you stay with me when no one stands by me;
you do not forget me, but look for me;
you want me to know you and to come to you.
Lord, I hear your call and follow.
Help me! Holy Spirit,
give me faith
that will save me from despair and evils.
Give me the love for God and other people
that removes all hate and all bitterne
I was painfully enlightened and disturbed by our founding father's calloused, resentful, superior, and paternalistic attitudes and actions. It was disheartening to see how he tried to hide his slave catching efforts in New Hampshire so he could manage his public reputation. I also noted how the "sins of the fathers" continue to this day in attitudes of superiority, disdain, defensiveness & paternalism toward African Americans. These sins are usually subtle and very easy to ju
I just finished reading "30 Days a Black Man" about newspaperman Ray Sprigle posing as a black man in the Jim Crow south in 1948. His series of articles following the experience prompted the first national discussion about the evils of segregation. Unfortunately the discussion only lasted about 6 months. It did, however, pave the way for the idea of segregation being a national issue. It occurred 7 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgo