Ruin Racism

If we have God in our hearts, our tongues will sing in harmony.

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We watch the news and form our opinions. The verdicts are black and white and blame resonates like a sword in the hearts of tongue slayers. We try to survive in the melee as the world becomes a melting pot. I, too, see the corruption and complacency. Only in America! How sad to work so hard and believe in your heritage, only to have it destroyed overnight. Racism reveals frustration and pain but my two personal stories reveal something much different.

In 1960, my mother was a socialite in our community. My Stepdad, a rising realtor, worked too many hours establishing his career to deal with children either, so Mom hired a cleaning lady to help with the housework. A black woman, Lilly Best, eventually became more involved in our family’s everyday life. At twelve years old, I learned to respect my elders, regardless of their color. I came home from school and Lilly ruled the roost. Like it or not, I did what I was told to do. I grew up under the careful eye of this woman—yes, a different race than I, but she was one who I learned to know and deeply admire. I never met her family but I know she spent more time in our home than her own. God bless her in heaven!

Then, in high school, my life was occupied in design and architecture classes. I didn’t have time for those who bullied, got into fights, or gang-related activities. But one day on the school grounds, a kid approached me and pushed me down. Carleton Coates, a heck of a guy, stepped in front of me and told the boy, “If you want a piece of him, you’ll have to go through me.” I stood up in awe, amazed at the sequence of events. It was almost as though an angel had come to my rescue. I lost contact with Carleton after graduation. His race was black, but he was my good friend and peer. He came to my rescue the one time I was in dire need. I’d like to find him today and shake his hand.

My point is we all need each other and not just today or tomorrow but throughout our lifetime. Our lives, through God, receives that of which our souls need. I’ve tried to instill in this message that your birth certificate says the same as mine – a US citizen – we are born equal. Other people don’t determine our value; God does. What we do with ourselves controls our future, so let’s ruin racism—it’s wrong!

If we have God in our hearts, our tongues will sing in harmony. But without His presence, we are merely peasants lost in a desert bearing the sweltering heat and praying to our conscience.

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Author: Dana Bicks LLC, Author

Dana S. Bicks, a Severna Park, Maryland native, was born a left-handed dyslexic, and falsely labeled "retarded" as a young child. He struggled throughout his life with the disability until the age of sixty when one night, a miracle occurred. God, in His infinite grace and wisdom, awoke Dana and demanded him to be a writer of His messages to the world. Shortly after finding humor in God's suggestion, Dana picked up a pen. He began writing, right-handed nonetheless, Christian struggles of life, and prayers ascribed to him by the Lord. In June 2017, Dana and his wife created their Christian blog, www.danabicksauthor.com, which currently maintains 19.6 million readers in twenty-nine countries across the world. It has won multi-awards including the Top 50 Inspirational Blog as voted by Feedspot.com in September 2017. His blog is followed by numerous celebrities, ministries, authors, and people in all walks of life. Only God's hand could allow an unexperienced writer to grow a fellowship of such success in less than a year! Dana Bicks is blessed to witness and live his own miracles every day of his life. He shares these stories in his beautiful books, blogs, and social media platforms. Currently, his works include the inspirational book series, "There.... In God's Grace", and the children's book series, "Dr. Peacock and Friends". Dana’s creative, talented writing can only be heaven sent!

6 thoughts on “Ruin Racism”

  1. Thank you for two wonderful stories. You know we were out one day and a woman stared ar Douglas and me so long, that he spoke to her. He said, “Can you believe I married someone so short?” My love and admiration went to new heights.

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