In a way, friendship is one of the strongest bonds to exist. It doesn’t have romantic intimacies to connect two people; they don’t have the same blood running through their veins that families do. It’s just an honest relationship between two souls who find that each others’ company is better than their own.
coarseheart replied to your photo “Cool People: kynehalliforn (11%) matthewputih (9%) davykesey (7%)…”
does this mean im cool?
ALRIGHT LETS SETTLE THIS DEBATE. THIS IS A PRAYING EMOJI.
- go to Settings
- go to General
- go to Accessibility (sixth option down)
- the fourth option down is Speak Selection. turn it on.
- open your notes or a messages i dont fucking care but open an app and type the emoji
- highlight the emoji and select Speak
- listen to siri say “hands folded in prayer”
- sigh in relief that you havent been sending high fives to your friends when their grandma’s in the hospital or whatever
DEBATE OVER *mic drop*
This is what the iMessage app on my Mac says:
If God could run out of grace, He would’ve for me by now. And yet every morning I wake up, He says, ‘There is more, there is still more.’
Would you stay and talk to me? Just until this storm has passed, because your voice soothes the waves that have been crashing against my soul, and I’m so tired.
Be here with me, and let’s talk of love, hope, peace, and the joys of tomorrow; it’s so dark and the world is so hurt, but if we talk for a little while, maybe we can bring a little light to where we are.
So, stay with me, and let’s talk until the pounding has stopped, and the world is silent and still again.
In the world of social media, it’s indescribably easy to present your followers with the retouched you—happy, successful, confident, and beautiful. Post Friday night; ignore Monday morning.
But scrolling down dashboards and news feeds full of seemingly perfect lives breeds isolation. That’s why it’s so important to boldly share every triumph and every failure—because it reminds everyone watching that they’re not alone.
Until there is an acknowledgement of privilege and repentance for discrimination, the kingdom and what God has purchased for us in Christ isn’t going to be displayed and lives are still going to be destroyed. Might we be men and women with calloused hands and knees as we seek the Lord for racial reconciliation.
'What does white privilege have to do with what happened to Mike Brown?'
Let me try to quickly answer. The facts are still being debated, and I am hopeful that justice will take place once those can be established, but the way white people tend to perceive the situation in Ferguson, Missouri and in situations like this is through distinctively white lenses. We believe that our experiences, histories and benefits of our hard work are universal experiences for everyone. This is simply not true. I’m not a sociologist, but I’ve read enough, lived in enough places and have enough friends that I’m beginning to understand what motivates the frustrations and anger that can exist deep in the hearts of young black men.
What is so deceptive about white privilege is that it is different from blatant racism or bias. A privileged person’s heart may be free from racist thoughts or biased attitudes, but may still fail to see how the very privilege afforded to him or her shapes how he or she interprets and understands the situations and circumstances of people without privilege.
I don’t have to warn my son in the same ways that a black dad has to warn his son. I have never had to coach my son on how to keep his hands out of his pockets when going through a convenience store. Many of my black brothers are having these conversations with their boys now.
The challenge with white privilege is that most white people cannot see it. We assume that the experiences and opportunities afforded to us are the same afforded to others. Sadly, this simply isn’t true. Privileged people can fall into the trap of universalizing experiences and laying them across other people’s experiences as an interpretive lens. For instance, a privileged person may not understand why anyone would mistrust a public servant simply because they have never had a viable reason to mistrust a public servant.