Lenten Post for April 1, 2023

I was in a Sunday School class for adults at a church in New Orleans, not long after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. I was the only person in the room who was not African American.

It was definitely a day to listen more than I spoke.

The teacher for that day is a lawyer, and activist in Louisiana. She was involved in founding a charter school for under-privileged children in her parish. She spoke with energy, and passion, and from a deep well of hope.

When one of the class members lamented the recent election could be read as a sign of the end-times, she reminded the class of what Dr. King said:

We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.
(Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution.” Speech given at the National Cathedral, March 31, 1968)

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