Plain in the city

A plain Quaker folk singer with a Juris Doctorate in his back pocket, salt in his blood, and a set of currach oars in the closet, Ulleann Pipes under his arm, guitar on his back, Anglo Irish baggage, wandering through New York City ... in constant amaze. Statement of Faithfulness. As a member of the Quaker Bloggers Ad Hoc Committee I affirm that I will be faithful to the Book of Discipline of my Meeting 15th Street Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Love Trust and Prejudice

Well... I am beginning to understand.

Many Black friends speak of the pain of not being trusted by White people, no matter how well dressed, what good life led, what job held, going into a store and being followed, watched... not trusted. The same is true in deep friendship or love. Love and friendship must be based on trust.
No one who has not experienced the pain of being judged by the actions of others can understand that pain. Friends... please ... just be present and open to each other - the pain caused by such treatment is greater than can be understood or born.


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