Updated: Mar 5, 2020
Surrounded by signs that our nation is deeply divided along political/economic/social/racial lines, I was at first drawn to detach and escape to the comfort of the uplifting hymn, "When We All Get to Heaven" which at least assures us that we will come together in the by and by....But based on my circumstances and calling I have never had the luxury of such detachment....so I offer you instead a video compilation with both that hopeful hymn (written by Methodist Educator Eliza Hewitt in 1898, sang soulfully in 1966 by Evangelist Rosie Wallace-Brown) AND 4 short video clips from speeches by JFK, Mandela, Lincoln and MLK reminding us that in spite of our being surrounded by a house divided we must nevertheless WORK to bring our nation together and ultimately establish the Kingdom of God about which we have faith and sing. Faith without works is still dead.... James 2:14-26
This is the 4th in a series of compilations to generate thought and conversation about how our common ground in songs, poetry and rhetoric can become bridges to heal our politically/economically/socially/racially and religiously divided nation. Click on the following YouTube links to access a sampling of those compilations:
“Reuniting America--Diverse Voices”--https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL5OlCz6Y0Uksg6VKhPt9-dkyiLLfYuMS
"Reflections on Charlottesville--Diverse Voices”--https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL5OlCz6Y0UknNhN0MJ0TXQbEUxQeHnjX
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