It happened as I approached the lunch counter exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. I got this overwhelming feeling of sadness. Becoming emotional, I asked God why did African Americans have to go through such horror and injustice to fight for equality in this country? Feeling angry, I reflected on the current state of our political and social system, and thought, God, nothing has changed. We’re still fighting and in fact, it’s actually worse. Among the crowds of visitors and school kids, I heard God whisper, “No, the fighting will never cease and equality will never be achieved. If that were to happen, future generations would never understand nor appreciate the sacrifices others made for their freedom. The sacrifice I made for their freedom.” I asked God, so what is my part in this struggle? He simply stated, “I need you to tell the story. I want you to use your words to share my thoughts.”
I’ve always had lots of opinions, and was eager to share them through my blog. Of late, many of my opinions have been driven by the daily antics of our current president and his administration. During the early days of Trump’s presidency, I avoided watching any news, because I literally cringed whenever I heard his voice. As his lunacy became more evident it was difficult not to watch him.
One evening as I watched President Trump espousing more ‘alternative facts, God gave me a revelation that instantly gave me peace of mind. I thought back on the Bible verse Luke 12:2, “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.” For all the lies President Trump has told, the promises broken, the verbal and sexual assaults he’s made to women, the unfounded and insulting accusations made, the unethical, immoral and illegal policies he’s tried to pass, those he has discriminated against and the unethical business practices he’s involved with, one day he will stand account. Congress may not have the courage to hold him accountable, but he, like all of us, must account for our actions to God. What deeds he has done, will come to light.
As I said in an earlier post, I do believe that God allowed Trump to become President to show America’s true heart. Since the beginning of this country and the institution of slavery, America’s heart has not changed. Double standards will always remain. MSNBC’s The Last Word moderator, Lawrence O’Donnell believed that Congress nor the American people would have had the patience with President Obama as they have with President Trump. Congress would have been midway through the impeachment process if President Obama had attempted half of what President Trump has said or done, with little or no consequence.
Yes, the fight for equality continues. What will your part in the struggle be?
“For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.” Luke 8:17
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