Dec 06

"How Long"

shared with permission

Words and Music Mark A. Miller Film by Frank Logue

How long must we wait? A song for the times we are living in and for the Advent season written this week by Mark A. Miller and set among these powerful images by Frank Logue. It is a question that must be asked in light of the almost daily reports of racial injustice taking place in this country. No longer can any one of us sit idly by and ignore this issue. This is not an ISSUE it is LIFE and DEATH and #BLACKLIVESMATTER.

One of the events I am looking forward to this Christmas is a Christmas Concert by Sweet Honey in The Rock and at this moment in time I am reminded of the lyrics of Ella’s Song by Bernice Johnson Reagon

Until the killing of Black men, Black mothers’ sons
Is as important as the killing of White men, White mothers’ sons

We who believe in freedom cannot rest

We who believe in freedom cannot rest

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    • Frank M. D'Ambrosio on December 6, 2014 at 10:41 pm
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    “How long” is a question which is asked in many contexts. This past summer a very dear older friend of mine who had just lost her 97 year old mother asked that question many times. In the context of racial injustice, and in the context of grieving children, grieving parents, and grieving spouses, there is really no “good” answer. God must answer person’s question individually.

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