July 4, 2020

July 4, 2020

Greetings, My Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

On March 5, 1770, Crispus Attucks, an American dock worker of African and Native American descent, was killed in the Boston Massacre. He is recognized as the first American killed in the American Revolution that ignited that day; but, was declared officially on July 4, 1776. As America celebrates the 244th anniversary of its Declaration of Independence, the age-old question of where Blacks stand in reference to this celebration lingers. In 1852, in a speech before abolitionists, Frederick Douglass asked, “What to the slave is the Fourth of July?”. Indeed, to this day, Juneteenth is often pointed to as Independence Day for Blacks. 

On tomorrow, join me as I continue to delve into the racial divide in America and most importantly in the Church, and our role in and responsibility of reconciliation. In this season of independence, let us focus instead on our interdependence! As we shine the light of God’s love, we MUST pursue oneness!

Have a safe holiday! Wear masks! Use good judgment! Hope to see you “virtually” tomorrow! Teri and I love and miss you all!

Peace & Love,

John L. Brooks

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