Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Scared Together

 During the Civil Rights era, a first-grade white girl met a black girl on the first day of school. Segregation had prevented the white girl from associating with black people. Integration changed all of that and made both of the girls scared. When the white girl returned home after that historic day, she told her mother that she sat next to a black girl in school. The mother tensed, anticipating the worst. She asked her little girl what happened. The child said, “We were both so scared that we held hands all day.” The problems of our day would move toward resolution if we could learn from these little girls and holds hands rather than making fists.

* “Yea God ... for Being an Equal Opportunity Employer,” John Ortberg, Seeds Tape Ministry, Feb. 5, 1995
McHenry’s Quips, Quotes and Other Notes, HeavenWord Stories for Teachers and Preachers, CD-ROM, HeavenWord, Inc., Raleigh NC, 1999.

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