Intro/Description

News from St. Francis 7/7 – 7/14/19

Food for Thought. . .
Away for a bit. . . the sermon from last week. . .
Lawyer and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, Brian Stevenson tells a formative story of his youth. He was a young boy, perhaps in Middle School. While at a church function he met a boy who possessed a pronounced stutter. Stevenson had never heard someone with a stutter speak. So, when the boy began to talk, Stevenson did what many young people might when surprised and unsure of how to respond. Brian laughed. His mother, who was watching the interaction, immediately called him over to her. “Brian,” she said, “don’t you ever do that again.” And then she followed with, “Now, go over to that boy and say you are sorry. Give him a hug. And tell him you love him.”

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