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    I realize this isn't for everyone here so I ask that you just bear with my suggestion. Pray that God will put his healing hand on all.
    Last edited by mojotrain; 03-30-2020, 06:06 AM.

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    Originally posted by mojotrain View Post
    I realize this isn't for everyone here so I ask that you just bear with my suggestion. Pray that God will put his healing hand on all.
    Continuously Amen
    #leavenomanbehind

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    • #3
      Amen.. Continually daily in prayer.

      If my people which are called by name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn trom their wicked ways;then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
      2 Chronicles 7:14


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      • #4
        We have hope from Mark 11:23-24.

        Therefore we must BELIEVE we will have what we pray for to receive it.

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          My nightly prayers include asking that God bless our scientists, doctors, and researchers that they may find a solution to this medical mess the world finds itself in. And that the current crop of our political leaders, such as we find them in both parties, may actually grow some brains and act responsibly. The latter may be asking too much from the Lord.
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          Sic Semper Tyrannis

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          • #6
            Amen!
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              Amen.

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                  So sad.This from a former athlete.Its not just adults seeking help/equality/love but kids also.
                  I have white family members that have me reduced to tears because they'd rather stand in solidarity with hate,fear, and racism than choose love and equality.
                  Pray & check on your mixed friends/families.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Eagle2 View Post
                    So sad.This from a former athlete.Its not just adults seeking help/equality/love but kids also.
                    I have white family members that have me reduced to tears because they'd rather stand in solidarity with hate,fear, and racism than choose love and equality.
                    Pray & check on your mixed friends/families.
                    You're not alone. I think alot of white people who would like to see social injustice end and treat all with respect have them family members that are not like that. And by no means am I perfect. If we're all honest with ourselves we all have some prejudices. We're human. I just don't let it go to hate and treat people as sub-human. That's a disease.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DPaul View Post

                      You're not alone. I think alot of white people who would like to see social injustice end and treat all with respect have them family members that are not like that. And by no means am I perfect. If we're all honest with ourselves we all have some prejudices. We're human. I just don't let it go to hate and treat people as sub-human. That's a disease.
                      Key words.
                      True dat my friend and well stated in simpicity. Amen.

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                      • #12
                        RIP Herman Cain....A patriot that will be missed.

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                          For Those That are Sincere and Care About the World We Live In: The Final Words of John Lewis that he wanted America to know today as published in NYT.

                          TOGETHER YOU CAN REDEEM THE SOUL OF OUR NATION

                          While my time here has now come to an end, I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me. You filled me with hope about the next chapter of the great American story when you used your power to make a difference in our society. Millions of people motivated simply by human compassion laid down the burdens of division. Around the country and the world you set aside race, class, age, language and nationality to demand respect for human dignity.

                          That is why I had to visit Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, though I was admitted to the hospital the following day. I just had to see and feel it for myself that, after many years of silent witness, the truth is still marching on.

                          Emmett Till was my George Floyd. He was my Rayshard Brooks, Sandra Bland and Breonna Taylor. He was 14 when he was killed, and I was only 15 years old at the time. I will never ever forget the moment when it became so clear that he could easily have been me. In those days, fear constrained us like an imaginary prison, and troubling thoughts of potential brutality committed for no understandable reason were the bars.

                          Though I was surrounded by two loving parents, plenty of brothers, sisters and cousins, their love could not protect me from the unholy oppression waiting just outside that family circle. Unchecked, unrestrained violence and government-sanctioned terror had the power to turn a simple stroll to the store for some Skittles or an innocent morning jog down a lonesome country road into a nightmare. If we are to survive as one unified nation, we must discover what so readily takes root in our hearts that could rob Mother Emanuel Church in South Carolina of her brightest and best, shoot unwitting concertgoers in Las Vegas and choke to death the hopes and dreams of a gifted violinist like Elijah McClain.

                          Like so many young people today, I was searching for a way out, or some might say a way in, and then I heard the voice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on an old radio. He was talking about the philosophy and discipline of nonviolence. He said we are all complicit when we tolerate injustice. He said it is not enough to say it will get better by and by. He said each of us has a moral obligation to stand up, speak up and speak out. When you see something that is not right, you must say something. You must do something. Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.

                          Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble. Voting and participating in the democratic process are key. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.

                          You must also study and learn the lessons of history because humanity has been involved in this soul-wrenching, existential struggle for a very long time. People on every continent have stood in your shoes, through decades and centuries before you. The truth does not change, and that is why the answers worked out long ago can help you find solutions to the challenges of our time. Continue to build union between movements stretching across the globe because we must put away our willingness to profit from the exploitation of others.

                          Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe. In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love and nonviolence is the more excellent way. Now it is your turn to let freedom ring.

                          When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war. So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide.
                          John Lewis






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                              Originally posted by Eagle2 View Post
                              For Those That are Sincere and Care About the World We Live In: The Final Words of John Lewis that he wanted America to know today as published in NYT.

                              TOGETHER YOU CAN REDEEM THE SOUL OF OUR NATION

                              While my time here has now come to an end, I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me. You filled me with hope about the next chapter of the great American story when you used your power to make a difference in our society. Millions of people motivated simply by human compassion laid down the burdens of division. Around the country and the world you set aside race, class, age, language and nationality to demand respect for human dignity.

                              That is why I had to visit Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, though I was admitted to the hospital the following day. I just had to see and feel it for myself that, after many years of silent witness, the truth is still marching on.

                              Emmett Till was my George Floyd. He was my Rayshard Brooks, Sandra Bland and Breonna Taylor. He was 14 when he was killed, and I was only 15 years old at the time. I will never ever forget the moment when it became so clear that he could easily have been me. In those days, fear constrained us like an imaginary prison, and troubling thoughts of potential brutality committed for no understandable reason were the bars.

                              Though I was surrounded by two loving parents, plenty of brothers, sisters and cousins, their love could not protect me from the unholy oppression waiting just outside that family circle. Unchecked, unrestrained violence and government-sanctioned terror had the power to turn a simple stroll to the store for some Skittles or an innocent morning jog down a lonesome country road into a nightmare. If we are to survive as one unified nation, we must discover what so readily takes root in our hearts that could rob Mother Emanuel Church in South Carolina of her brightest and best, shoot unwitting concertgoers in Las Vegas and choke to death the hopes and dreams of a gifted violinist like Elijah McClain.

                              Like so many young people today, I was searching for a way out, or some might say a way in, and then I heard the voice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on an old radio. He was talking about the philosophy and discipline of nonviolence. He said we are all complicit when we tolerate injustice. He said it is not enough to say it will get better by and by. He said each of us has a moral obligation to stand up, speak up and speak out. When you see something that is not right, you must say something. You must do something. Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.

                              Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble. Voting and participating in the democratic process are key. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.

                              You must also study and learn the lessons of history because humanity has been involved in this soul-wrenching, existential struggle for a very long time. People on every continent have stood in your shoes, through decades and centuries before you. The truth does not change, and that is why the answers worked out long ago can help you find solutions to the challenges of our time. Continue to build union between movements stretching across the globe because we must put away our willingness to profit from the exploitation of others.

                              Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe. In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love and nonviolence is the more excellent way. Now it is your turn to let freedom ring.

                              When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war. So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide.
                              John Lewis




                              I understand what he is saying about Emmitt Till being the catalyst but I think it is also very disparaging to Emmitt Till who was not a criminal to be compared to other people involved in criminal behavior.
                              Last edited by DPaul; 07-30-2020, 01:05 PM.

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