All journeys have secret destinations, of which the traveler is unaware.

I have learned to be content in whatever circumstance I am. Philippians 4:11b

9.27.2008

sad

So, it makes me sad when people that are close to me, like family, start talking about other races in a negative way.....it makes me sad to hear blanket statements applied to whole racial groups and to hear the "n word" coming out of certain people's mouths....makes me sad that some (a lot probably) Americans think that all middle easterners are terrorist...and they also think for some reason that those terrorists are also in Africa...(guess they don't know geography)..makes me sad that I have family members that really don't want me to go to Africa...to the point that they "jokingly" talk about trying to mess up my plan to go....yeah, not gonna stop me though.....in fact, it kind of makes me want to go even more, so that I can come back totally fired up and show them WHY people need to go.

3 comments:

Chris Woolard said...

I totally feel you on that. i have family that are so racist that it's disgusting. In fact, otherwise they are honorable christians. But i wonder what effect that type of heart has on the rest of our soul or on our salvation even? Is that an repented sin? Don't know. It was good to see you in church today. I will make a point to holla howdy at you more often. IT's really great to see that you're excited about this Ghana thing. Those people are family to me too and I hope I get to see them again.

Amanda H. Avery said...

Beth Ann--the most annoyed I've ever been with people is when my grandparents drop the N bomb at the dinner table. I know it's disturbing and heartbreaking--keep your chin up!

OH, and your cookies totally made my day 150% better! WOW!

Amanda H. Avery said...

:)