Cornel West, Race Matters
Any god I ever felt in church I brought with me. And I think all the other folks did too. They came to church to share God, not find God.
Alice Walker, The Color Purple
The differences between black folk and white folk are not blood or color, and the ties that bind us are deeper than those that separate us. The common road of hope which we all traveled has brought us into a stronger kinship than any words, laws, or legal claims.
Richard Wright, 12 Million Black Voices
There are days when we can bring before God a deep and glad laughter of joy and gratitude. There will be other days when we can only muster a bitter, angry complaint. If it is honest, be confident that God will accept whatever it is we truly have to lift up before him, and he will make it serve his purpose and our good.
The Works of Gardner Taylor, Volume 1