Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Unity Prayer by The Reverend Joseph Lowery

‘Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead, man, and when white will embrace what is right. Let all those who do justice and love mercy say amen.’
Two things really move me about this prayer: the reminder of everything that African Americans have done for the American Indians and the inclusiveness that I can look forward to when I embrace what is right. 
Is anyone listening? Please, is anyone really listening?

1 Comments:

Blogger Ken Van Durand said...

Perfectly said.

He most certainly offended me.

January 21, 2009 at 8:45 AM  

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