The angry eyes and the balled up fists of the boys surrounding me was confusing to me. As far as I knew, I hadn’t challenged them to a fight or insulted their parents. So, why all the hostility?
It was 1955. I was 12 years old, skinny with incredibly big feet and Black. They were white, maybe a ... Views:116
Today’s health conscious trends tell us that sugar can lead to diabetes and damage our brains to accelerate the onset of Alzheimer’s. Lack of fiber in our diets can lead to constipation, excessive weight gain, fatigue and physical weakness. Poor exercise habits can lead to back problems and ... Views:415
In his final dying moments, Jesus said, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”
This powerful act of forgiveness is one that has baffled mortals for centuries. How could he forgive after he had been treated so brutally? Many of us have trouble forgiving the driver that cut us ... Views:366
Forgiveness has been around for thousands of years. It is mentioned and/or discussed in sacred writings of many religions. So it is well grounded in the realm of spiritual teachings. Up until recently, the fact that forgiveness was a tenet of religion was enough for most people. One forgave ... Views:262
According to Dr. Fred Luskin, Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects and a pioneer in the practice of forgiveness therapy, “What happens when you’re stressed is blood flow draws away from the parts of the brain that think creatively and straightforwardly. That is what stress is ... Views:290
I’ve been urging you to practice forgiveness. I asked that you forgive white society for their transgressions against us and I asked that you forgive yourself for getting caught up in the negativity that they have heaped upon us and turning it in on yourself.
But this begs the question, just ... Views:559
In my last article, I told you that it is time to forgive those who have harmed us. I spoke not only of this generation, but the generations that lead to this generation. That’s a lot of work. It is challenging work. It is also rewarding work. But be aware that it is still work ... Views:482
Let’s face some facts. We have made tremendous progress in reducing the torments of discrimination and isolation and oppression as results of racism. However, there is still a very long way to go. We are still imprisoned more often, less well educated, dying faster, more underemployed, more ... Views:606