Langston Hughes, Sidney Poitier, Dr Barry discussed on Vickie Allen and Levon Putney


For good. You talked about being inoculated where did for you as a child? Hope and faith come in. How did they reinforce? How did you develop that because I don't need to tell you, you know, this one hundred times better than I'll ever know it inoculation doesn't strike everyone in that circumstance hope often fades away and a sense of either grinding permanence or hopelessness can encroach how did that not happen for your family or for you? Langston hughes. The words in one of his poems. A raisin in the sun. The famous Sidney Poitier movie what happens to a dream deferred dry up like a raisin in the sun or fester like a sore and run does it sugar over like a syrupy. Sweet does it sag beneath a heavy load or does it explode. So there are options when you're going through those kinds of challenging situations. So what happens to that defer dream because that is basically what you're going through. You're born with dream. You're you're born with aspirin, exactly. And so in the inner city, it is often deferred. And so in Hughes says in his porn, there are all kinds of a tragic things that can happen as well as positive things. I think because I was blessed to almost live in the church we will walking distance from the church. So every time the door open, my siblings, and I were there with my mom, and then matriculated at a church school from grade one all the way through high school, and even through college and seminary. And so that was marvelous inoculation because you were provided with what I would call supernatural insights into why you were going through what you were going through. And how you could extricate yourself from. There's a wonderful bible verse that I once got a nickel for Hebrews four twelve says the word of God is quick and powerful sharper than any two. Sword. Piercing the dividing asunder a bone and marrow and is a designer of the thoughts and the intensive of the human heart. So it is basically saying that there is something supernatural in scripture. That can bring about a metamorphosis, so that you are not so much searching the scriptures as the scriptures are searching you hence Jesus says in Matthew four four you do not live by Irish do alone. But by every word that comes from the mouth of God. I'm sure it strikes my audience, Dr Barry is it strikes me that there is a deep devotion and.

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