A time to dig deeper.
There are times when we must reach back and take a look at our past in order to bring the future into sharper focus. There's a time to gaze in wonder at how much has been overcome.
There's a time to process the reality of certain matters.
The fact that African Americans are doing what humans do when provided with opportunity - consuming knowledge, building wealth and family, working out their spirituality, exercising faith, giving and receiving love, harboring hope for an American Presidency (fancy that), nurturing their children......is still unsettling for some Anglo Americans who may still be stuck in a time warp.
It's not surprising or unsettling to African Americans that we have come this far by faith.....because of course we already knew we were not chattel, not separate or unequal....Not Lesser than.....
We had already moved on and reclaimed our heritage, our sense of Place .... Locked in our God Given Power as Humans, already knew we were regal, brilliant, beautiful...... or did we....do we?
Do we 'all' always act like we know what we are doing here on the Planet......what we were 'called into being' to become during the time we've been given.
What is our state of mind Black or White or any shade of human in between?
Let's exercise patience with ourselves and others as the walls continue to crumble, the last vestiges of bigotry and hate are dismantled. Shackles are shed.
We are crossing battle lines of race and religion, creed and gender
We are visiting places of worship outside of our comfort zone.
We are kneeling and praying in Harmony
We are becoming.......more Human
All is not lost....
It's a time of healing and finding common ground, It's a time of great peril and travail before the birthing of A New Earth
It's No Small Matter, the lives of our children
From the beginning until the end of Time the children will lead the way....