“Hate is too heavy a burden to bear,” Lewis tweeted last year. “Love is the better way.” – John Lewis

November 27, 2019
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 “Hate is too heavy a burden to bear,” Lewis tweeted last year. “Love is the better way.” – John Lewis

WN: Wow!


Stories to get you through the week / November 27, 2019

John Lewis has survived a storm of physical and verbal attacks. He was beaten as a young man while campaigning for civil rights, one time fracturing his skull. The current president denigrated Lewis, a widely respected House member, for refusing to attend his inauguration.

Division and polarization persist, but last week, the Georgia Democrat rose in Congress to salute a Republican he’d worked with for two decades, retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson. “You, Senator, led a team that could cross the aisle without compromising your values,” Lewis told the crowd.

As Lewis closed his remarks, he told the ailing senator, “I will come over to meet you, brother.” Lewis crossed the aisle and embraced Isakson in a gesture that inspired Republicans and Democrats.

The aisle-crossing embrace is not uncommon for Lewis, who has won the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the 2016 National Book Award. “Hate is too heavy a burden to bear,” Lewis tweeted last year. “Love is the better way.”  (11Alive)

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Wayne Northey was Director of Man-to-Man/Woman-to-Woman – Restorative Christian Ministries (M2/W2) in British Columbia, Canada from 1998 to 2014, when he retired. He has been active in the criminal justice arena and a keen promoter of Restorative Justice since 1974. He has published widely on peacemaking and justice themes. You will find more about that on this website: a work in progress.

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Kairos means a highly significant historical moment. We are in one this year (2020), given:

— a worldwide pandemic

— worldwide anti-racism protests

— an attempted coup by U.S. President Trump–that affects the entire world.

The very busy kairos post you may wish to click on is:

Cornel West Says ‘Neo-Fascist Gangster’ Trump and Neoliberal Democrats Expose America as ‘Failed Social Experiment’

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