... [W]hat of God exists in our society is not to be sanctioned by the state either in our courts or schools but emanates and exists in our hearts and ostensibly through our spiritual communities. If you are doing what you should be doing at home -- praying with your family, eating together, talking and LISTENING to each other, showing respect along with instilling discipline -- you won't need schools to act like spiritual babysitters. If your church is doing the work of feeding the hungry, clothing the sick, ministering to the ill, providing comfort for the brokenhearted instead of being judgemental vessels of political intrigue, endless choir concerts usurping the sermon and fashion shows, then your spiritual institution will be a hospital for the needy rather than a museum of calcified saints.
The Wisdom of J. Bernard Jones in response to more hateful, ignorant email forwards.
Posted by ronn at November 23, 2003 02:19 PM
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