November is Black Catholic History Month
Let us begin the month of November celebrating those who gave their lives in the “Middle Passage”.
Those brave men, women, and children who were treated much less than human; those who were thrust into slavery from their homes; raped, tortured and beaten to within an inch of their lives; those whose bodies were tossed overboard on the slave ships simply because they were ‘dead weight’ cargo and not able to make the voyage.
Let us celebrate the lives of those who were and are the unknown martyrs for their faith and their families. Those who fought and struggled to merely stay alive, that we as descendants of those brave men and women, can live and flourish in a nation that is free.
Let us promote and celebrate that freedom won for ALL peoples in this land, that we may never again see the horror of slavery in this world. In order for us to continue to move forward, we must know “Who we are and Whose we are”, as people of God.
Father God, as descendants from Canaanite and Hamitic peoples we thank You for breaking the bondage of slavery against ALL peoples of color. We thank You Father for those who gave their lives, that we might live in the freedom of the Truth that is provided by Your Son; who IS the Way, the Truth and the Life!
Amen and ASHAY!!!
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