Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Some Black Men I Would Choose To Worship With
In the face of great loss it was uplifting to see the parisoners of Emmaus Road Missionary Baptist Church express such a positive outlook on the entire situation.
If you listen to their words - they suggested that they will "Pray To God" regarding the purpose of the fire and what they must do to recover from it.
I did not sense the stereotypical, irrational words that critics of religion often put forth upon people of faith. My interpretation is that after having what they must do revealed to them.....they are going to DO IT.
Just imagine if this type of message was more present both among our people and among thus nation? Gone would be much of the finger pointing and victimization practices. Instead there would be more of a directed, 'can do' attitude and inevitably more of our problems would be solved.
I have driven past the Emmaus Road Missionary Baptist Church hundreds of times. I had no idea the amount of strong faith and sense of purpose that was contained within. I pray that the Lord will guide them through this period of loss. At least no one was injured in the fire. They will rebuild.