I am still writing and have just submitted an article which will be in the next issue of the Boyle Mccauley news. More stories will be release with my new web site comming out before the end of the year. Thanx
RACISM! It may be hidden just below the surface but it is still very much alive and not so well in
this day and age. I've encountered two negative comments about natives
in as many days. One on Monday when I was volunteering at the Mustard Seed behind the coffee bar when I didn't allow an elderly gentleman to
butt in line. Which, as far as I know, is policy for everyone not to
butt in line. He comments " typical Indian!"
Another Tuesday at a barbeque when a girl felt upset towards another for
uncertain reasons, who happened to be native and this first girl says to me
something to the effect that she couldn't stand "ugly natives" . well
she cut herself off near the end of the "natives" word because I'm sure
she realized who she was talking to. funny huh? twice the native girl
overheard these comments then simply and calmly confronted the other and
said " if you can't say anything nice don't say anything" and " why
can't you be nice to me? either stay away from me or shut your mouth."
Then today, the meany in question attempted to apologize to me but once again tripped over her ignorance when i said to her she should not have said such a thing about the other girl., calling her an "ugly native". Her response was "SO!" which was to say she was sorry about her behavior but not the racial comment, or vice-versa. Funny thing is though that any intelligent human being would know that the two went hand in hand.
Now, the next time you think the world we live in has grown and is
better than it was... consider what lies bellow the hearts of those around you... as well as what lies within your own. Walk a mile in our moccasins and
witness the truth about our "civilized society".
It was a good little speech/interview i had today at the Mustard Seed. If you may recall a story i wrote called "I met an Angel". I wrote about a group from the States here to see about the street life here and Edmonton and generally learn and serve for the Kingdom of God.
Well I met a group from Calgary [(booooo) just kidding! lol, they were a lovely group of young women.] and talked about my life and my opinion about church and street life in general. As I said, it was a good experience. I believe that this sort of thing is great and truly an important aspect in the furthering and accomplishing His will in the world we live in today. It helps a new generation in understanding more and getting in touch with "the least of these".
There should be more church groups doing things like this. getting their hands dirty and up close and personal with those we are called to serve. I've witnessed to much indifference in the church community towards us to say things are ok. they talk and talk about loving the least of these and helping out by putting and little coin in the kitty but when the rubber hits the road, they only see us as an end to a means. "Oh. I've given some time and/or money so I'm good in God's eyes"... HA!, bullshit. It doesn't work that way. Our Father's no push over so get your head out of you ass and see us just as you should. Just like you. flawed and broken in need of a friend, a real friend who doesn't see us as a stepping stone to some psychology degree or the like. sit with us a while, share a cup of coffee and a conversation. share your love with us and be sincere. We can sense the holier than thou so if you feel superior, then stay home cuz we don't need or want you. what we need are those like the ones I've met today who want to help, to serve... and who want to understand what it really means to be apart of the kingdom of God.
After feeling a little discouraged for a time... today was a good day.
Thank you Father.