I had to add this as a "part 2"…
I just picked up this journal that I’m required to write in, for my project at school and read my first entry. It was in response to my friend’ blog entry here. (Katie’s always inspiring me:) And while this is something that I actually wrote, back on June 7, I really didn’t remember it as I was at the prayer meeting last night. Here’s a snippet:
"Perhaps some healing will take place on this 40th anniversary. Perhaps a family that is living in continual hatred of another race will choose to forgive…perhaps another family will ask forgiveness. Perhaps a group of 20(and 30)-somethings will realize that even though we were never a part of the bigotry and hatred of the 60’s (or any other time period, for that matter), we’re almost no better by ignoring the oppressed of our city, in this new day."
That’s what I actually wrote, and maybe if I blogged it I would’ve changed the way I said a few things, but I’m glad I got those thoughts down when I did.
And what’s even cooler, is that we’re going to be sharing tomorrow, in our meetings, some of the things we wrote about! And wouldn’t you know…tomorrow is the actual anniversary of the riots. Perhaps God will stir something in our hearts, or at the very least, plant a seed;) Please pray for transformation.
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You know, I’ve thought for a while that Southfield will be key to the transformation of Detroit, but I just now thought about Hamtramck too. It’s surrounded by Detroit, and you work there. 🙂 How cool…
Love you! Keep planting into kids and leaders.