One of my dearest friends, Rev. Larry Ware. We graduated together from Ole Miss and is now retired with his grandchildren in Coffeeville, Miss. We have been exchanging emails on fighting injustice and particularly racism. I want to share his last message to me:
Its an on-going fight . . . even now as the days unfold there is evidence of hatred among people. The challenge of our time is to discern the subtle ways in which discrimination is executed. We’ve come a long way . . . but we must toil on. I would hope that when we’ve come to the end of our journey we will be able to look back over our lives and see ‘goodness and mercy following us all the days of our lives.’ And not just for ourselves, but toward others who desperately need it.