Don’t be so judgmental, we are all sinners

John 8:3-7 (King James Version), “And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst. They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned; but […]

Let’s put racism, hate and discrimination aside

What happens to communities when those in power do not listen to the concerns of those whom they serve? Chaos and mistrust erodes. Chaos is complete disorder. Mistrust is a lack of confidence; to have no trust or confidence in. Confidence is trust; reliance; self-assurance; to have or show faith in. Faith is allegiance to […]

Pastoral Ponderings: Challenge injustice

Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative Founder and Executive Director, “I am persuaded that if we commit to challenging racial injustice, poverty and abuse of power, we can achieve a more just society.” Racial pertains to race. Race is a family, tribe, people, or nation of the same stock; a group of individuals within a biological […]

Pastoral Ponderings: Leaders voice their purposes

Attorney Ryan J. Dymek: “If you find what motivates you, then all the hard work and effort does not seem like work at all, it is a purpose. We were all put here for a purpose; finding that purpose is the hardest part of life.” Attorney Henry E. Floyd Jr.: “I take pride in fighting […]

Don’t back away from your dreams!

By the Rev. George R. Ames Jr. Recently, I read, “Triumph over Adversity, Rise Above, and The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen.” In 1941, African-American men were training in Tuskegee Ala. to fly combat missions for the U.S. Army. The Tuskegee Airmen flew approximately 1,500 missions during World War II. They were awarded with high […]

Pastoral Ponderings: Beware of politicians who say one thing and do another

Daily, I am reminded that we live in a multicultural and multiracial society with many diversities. No political group or ethnic group should dominate or control the progress of anyone. Ephesians 6:12 (King James Version), “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of […]

The world would be a better place with more bridge builders

What is a Bridge Builder? Will Allen Dromgoole describes The Bridge Builder thusly: An old, man, going a lone highway, came, at the evening, cold and gray, to a chasm, vast, and deep, and wide, through which was flowing a sullen tide. The old man crossed in the twilight dim; the sullen stream had no […]

Remain humble and hopeful and walk with others

Is Humility and Hope compatible? Humility is the state of being modest, meek. Modest is humble; decent; simple. Meek is humble; gentle; patient; quiet. Hope is a feeling of confidence; expectation; to look forward to something believing that it will happen. The Daily Record: Oct. 24, 2014 Article, can robe – be prevented? Retired Baltimore […]

What’s Going On? We need to bring some lovin here today!

Violence, destruction, hate, bigotry, madness, mean-spiritedness, bullying, deteriorating communities, deteriorating human and race relations within our midst. The late singer Marvin Gaye’s song comes in mind, What’s Going On. Think of the words of the song, Mother, mother, There’s too many of you crying. Brother, brother, brother, there’s far too many of you dying. You […]