Loving Conflict

Loving Conflict

Daryl Davis says “when two enemies are talking, they’re not fighting. It’s when the talking ceases that the ground becomes fertile for violence. If you spend five minutes with your worst enemy — it doesn’t have to be about race, it could be about anything…you will find that you both have something in common. As you build upon those commonalities, you’re forming a relationship and as you build about that relationship, you’re forming a friendship. That’s what would happen. I didn’t convert anybody. They saw the light and converted themselves.”

On Turtles and Jesus

On Turtles and Jesus

“The reign of God is not about condemning others because they’re different from us.
The reign of God is not about artificial borders.
The reign of God is not a place where we put children of God in cages;

the reign of God is a place where we invite people in to share the blessings.

The reign of God is when we can turn away from hate and turn towards love.”

Pride and Pentecost

Pride and Pentecost

On that night though, something changed. Those who were not arrested were released outside. Instead of leaving the area, they watched as police began loading alcohol and people into patrol wagons. As police attempted for ten minutes to detain one woman in handcuffs (many stories identify her as Storme DeLarverie – a lesbian entertainer and bouncer, born to an African American mother and a white father) – as she escaped four times from the police and been hit on the head with a baton, she look out at the bystanders and shouted “why don’t you guys do something?”