The view from from the Harriet Tubman Rocking Chair on the porch of the White House on the CDF Alex Haley Farm, Summer 2019.
“We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.” (D. Bonhoeffer)
Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s words were close in my heart this week during the Children’s Defense Fund’s Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry.
New perspectives, new friends, affirmations of work and the rekindling of old friendships, food for the journey, the spark of challenge – all toward sharpening that spoke.
I don’t want to just rescue children – I want to tear the systems down as a guarantee of non-repeat. And I’m grateful to walk the way of joy with folks whose bags are packed with spokes.
All thanks be to our God for the gift of Haley Farm. Amen.