I'm setting here while my pastor's wife and her mother finish off Easter dinner. I have to say I feel truly blessed right now.
I'm not the overly religious type, but I do believe in God and in helping others. I guess you could say I help others for selfish reasons. I know all the good that I do for others will come back to me.
I've written about all the things that I've been able to accomplish despite my poverty, and background. That speaks for itself.
Yes, I'm definitely blessed!
I spent some time with a friend who lives in subsidized housing community yesterday. My heart ached the whole time I was there. That complacency I wrote about was at its worse. I saw a little girl pull down her pants and urinate outside. I don't know why she did it, but I'm inclined to think she wasn't able to get inside her home. This implies her mother was doing something inside she didn't want her daughter to interrupt.
I don't want to imagine what that might have been.
In addition to that, I saw at least a dozen children, all wearing dirty clothes, who ran around without any direction at all. The most shocking part was that the children were both black and white. Its not like that in Virginia where I'm from.
No matter what color the children, it was sad. I actually feel guilty sitting here on this plush sofa wearing my slacks and tie and waiting to eat a meal fit for kings while the children I saw yesterday are probably still wearing dirty clothes and eating junk.
Life is not supposed to be like this. How is this the greatest country in the world when on one hand you have the second and third richest people in the world, and other the other hand you have malnourished children?
I've focused a lot on women and our relationships in this blog. I explained that I do this because I believe this is where we should start working to address the social problems in America. The goal has always been the same though.
Our children are doomed to oppression that creates criminal mindsets, and I've taken the responsibility to see that this changes.