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Friday, December 20, 2013

Poverty matters Mr. Mayor, fighting poverty should be our nation's work.

My thinking about No Child Left Behind, and Race To The Top can be summed in one line: I see these Education Reform policies as attacks on the poor. They are sinful in my humble opinion. When do we start really looking closely at these Ed Reformers. This blog looks at one of those Education Reformers leading the charge.
Sonny Carroll wrote: "There comes a time in your life when you finally get it ... When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out "ENOUGH! Enough fighting and crying or struggling to hold on." And, like a child quieting down after a blind tantrum, your sobs begin to subside, you shudder once or twice, you blink back your tears and through a mantle of wet lashes you begin to look at the world from a new perspective  .........This is your awakening."

Mayor Bloomberg recently said when referring to a New York Times series on homelessness that featured an 11-year-old homeless girl named Dasani. "This kid was dealt a bad hand. I don't know quite why. That's just the way God works. Sometimes some of us are lucky and some of us are not."

Billionaires never get it, I am perplexed why we keep electing people who think hunger, poverty and unemployment is God's work not a result of their greed. 
So brothers and sisters, this is our awakening we can let the powerful, the connected, the wealthy continue to blame God, or luck, or we can start pointing them to the nearest mirror. I am a man of a deep faith. I am an unworthy soul seeking grace. I know that those standing idly by, doing nothing to help those in need will not attain that grace. In James 4:17 it is written: “Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin” 
No Mr. Mayor it is not God's work, but our work.
Silence and apathy are unacceptable,
Jesse The Walking Man Turner

If you want to listen to what the Walking Man listened to on this beautiful Sun filled Connecticut day...its Old Crow Medicine Show's "I hear them all"

1 comment:

  1. Hope and truth travel with the walking man.
    "Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah
    Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on

    I have seen Him in the watch fires
    of a hundred circling camps,
    They have builded Him an altar
    in the evening dews and damps,
    I can read his righteous sentence
    in the dim and daring lamps,
    His day is marching on

    Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah
    Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on"

    Keep it coming walking man