Day 3 - First Steps: Learn

Day 3 - First Steps: Learn

"You mean it or you don't."

James Baldwin, 1984

Student: You said that the liberal façade and being a liberal is not enough. Well, what is? What is necessary?  
Baldwin: Commitment. That is what is necessary. You mean it or you don’t. 

James Baldwin, speech at UMass Amherst on February 28, 1984 

"A certain ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” ... When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "There is still one thing lacking. Sell all that you own and distribute the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me." But when he heard this, he became sad; for he was very rich."

Luke 18:18-23

Familiarize yourself with the origins of the Black Lives Matter movement. Visit www.blacklivesmatter.com/herstory/ to read about founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi.

God who sends rain on the just and the unjust, deliver us from these rhetorical games of question and answer. Deliver us from speeches, lectures, and interviews. Deliver us from the politics of this world, with its money and power, its conservatives, liberals, and independents. Instead, Lord, show us the way of commitment, and give us the courage to walk along that way. Rid us of all the things that stand in the way of your heavenly treasure. Send your Spirit to move our feet, so that when you say, “Come, follow me,” that is exactly what we do. Amen.
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Day 4 - Last Words: John Crawford III

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