Walking and Talking Together

Can two walk together, unless they are agreed? Amos 3:3

I don’t know where to begin. These are confusing times.
First, I talked to a friend that is black or African-American or someone of color. I’m not sure what to say.
I asked my friend if the Confederate flag offends her.
She said it did. It represents oppression and slavery to her.
She finds Statues of Confederate heroes, the losers, also offensive as it enshrines those looking to keep that oppression continuing for the economic benefit of plantation owners.
When Donald Trump created the campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”, her grandmother cringed. In her mind it meant a return to the days before civil rights; days of black oppression in modern times.

I’m a white man. I’m not offended by the Confederate flag but would never fly one or stick one on my truck. The flag is a symbol of the history of the United States from one of her darkest times in which American’s killed American’s.
To me the Confederate flag is a symbol of rebellion. You can tell me it was about state’s rights but if the state is wrong it cannot be right. And let me state – slavery is wrong!

For me, the phrase “Make America Great” gives me the desire to return to a roots of morality, virtue, and ethics. It’s a return to prayer in school and Godly values.

A division exists in our country and we cannot walk together when neither of us understands how the other feels.
This division exists in the country and in the church. How can different races and ethnicities worship God together when we cannot understand how the other feels?

One thought on “Walking and Talking Together

  1. Doesn’t scripture say to not eat that meat that offends our weaker brother. I am not offended by the Confederate flag. I wont ask anyone to remove it. But I wont fly one in my yard.

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