Pastor’s Pen_June 12, 2022

Hats off to the youth and children of Shiloh for a creative and inspiring Children’s Day Service on this National Children’s Day Observance. The music, dancing, and the total participation of our children were wonderful!  I echo the theme of today’s celebration, “Children are our investment for the future.”  Special thanks to the parents and our youth leaders for helping our children give such spirit-filled presentations. To God be the glory!


Don’t forget next Sunday’s Juneteenth celebration. We are honored that several nationally known leaders will join us in a national forum. The event starts at 4 P.M. Please plan to attend. For more information, visit:  juneteenthforum.eventbrite.com.


Many watched on Thursday the House Committee’s opening hearings on the January 6 insurrection at the nation’s Capitol. I felt I had seen it all as it unfolded on live television and after endless news presentations and numerous talk show discussions. I was wrong. The Committee’s production offered videos and testimonies that made the entire sorry event show how close our nation came to an all-out collapse of our democratic principles.


Two things were evident to me. America has never dealt with the legacy of hatred from the Civil War. Secondly, had that been a Black mob storming the Capitol, the blood of those protestors would have flowed on the Capitol’s steps like water, and countless numbers would have died. This whole January 6 event proves again and again that there are two systems of justice: one Black and one White. We must teach our children that reality and never forget that ourselves!

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