November 3rd has passed . . . and the results are coming in . . . are you surprised at the results of the election? Can you say “We did it!” or “What! How did that happen?” Right now, you have to admit you made a choice, and are partly responsible for the results! If you gave all that you could give, accept the results and prepare for the journey ahead. If you didn’t . . . hopefully your eyes are open . . .
KEEP IN MIND THESE THINGS . . .
America must continue the path to becoming “a more perfect union,” and that journey has been halted by corruption, greed, inequality, power and systemic racism. The hearts of many people are cold, calculating and unjust. The journey is long, the mountaintop in the distance, but the climb and pathway are ever before us. Will we meet the challenge, or will we fall by the wayside?
How will we deal with these injustices? Do the school bells of freedom ring only for white children in securing a good education? Do our prisons continue to fill with black and brown people inequitably? Do we continue to rip children from the arms of parents at the border? Where are the parents of the over 500 children we ripped out of the arms of moms already? Will Breonna Taylor’s life still have no meaning? Will large portions of white Americans remain silent and enjoy their increased bank accounts/stock portfolios while black people are murdered by police in America?
WHO ARE WE? DO WE LOVE WHO WE HAVE BECOME?
AMERICA . . . WE HAVE ONLY JUST BEGUN!
MOVING ON . . .
DO WE REALLY MEAN THIS . . . OR DOES IT CONTINUE TO BE A MYTH?
As the ballot count continues to roll in, what did your ballot say? Did it address the person(s) who will alter the destructive course America has traveled for four years, or did it choose a person(s) who will move the country in a different direction? We all know what has happened the last four years . . .who has been hurt by thoughts, words and deeds, what did you do about it? Can you truly say to yourself . . . these four years have worked to make a country that moves toward “a more perfect union” or one that moves to keep white people in control at the expense of pain, suffering and destruction of others? Did our current administration promote equality for all or a few? Do you really care what happens to others or only yourself? Can you look in the “mental mirror” and truly love what you see? Are you lying to yourself . . . only you know that? “These are the times that try men’s souls.”
What does your soul look like to you?