Project Hood: Roadside Revelations

Project Hood: Roadside Revelations

Dark Knights will not Prevail

posted by jgordon1

Today is Sunday, July 22,2012. Like no other day, since camping out on the roof and walking across America, my heart is so heavy.  I am grieving like no other time before.   At the time of this writing, 12 people are dead, the youngest being a 6 year old, all victims of gun violence.  59 others are hospitalized with 9 of them in critical condition, all at the hand of 1 shooter with several guns.

First, my heart goes out to the people of Aurora, CO., who had to endure this horrific and traumatic experience, ironically after being recognized as one the safest cities in America (Dec. 2011).  I’m praying for those families who lost loved ones and for those survivors who will have to endure the injuries and scars of gun violence for the rest of their lives.

I am glad to see all of the city of Aurora, the state of Colorado, America and our president, Barack Obama, come together to grieve this senseless tragedy, as we should!  The outpouring of support has been tremendous; for people to come together for a common cause standing one with another, democrats, republicans, independents, liberals and conservatives. Blacks, Whites, Asians, Hispanics and other nationalities all coming together to let it be known that evil will not prevail!

I am sure that Aurora will use this experience to strengthen them by continuing to love and support one another, as communities should.  As I watched a live prayer vigil in Aurora, I only wish I could take the love being shown, the compassion being shown, the cooperation being shown, the togetherness and the unity and somehow bottle it up and transport it to the south side of Chicago!

I am more than sure, if we could have this kind of display of concern coming from all walks of life, we could stand against the evil “dark knights” that rises every week, every month and every year in the city of Chicago, as hundreds of people get shot, killed, wounded and emotionally maimed for life; and many of them are our children!

Although I am grieved, I have made a conscientious decision to continue the struggle of helping all of America to see the plight that most inner city communities face on a consistent basis.  I have no doubt that when America understands the magnitude of the trauma, they will rise to the occasion just as they have in Aurora, CO. and begin to make a difference in the lives of many without hope.

Let us continue to pray for everyone everywhere who have to face the hideous and horrendous effects of gun violence.  Let Aurora, CO. be the example for all of us to follow in handling Dark Knights.

Red and yellow, black and white we are all precious in God’s sight!


Comments Post the First Comment »
post a comment

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to and may be used by in accordance with the agreements.

Previous Posts

Encouragement When You NEED It!
Henry Ford once said “If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.” This past week I have been overwhelmed with emotions while attempting something some say is impossible – stopping gun violence. I keep talking to myself, saying Quit! No, Keep going! Quit! Ke

posted 5:40:08pm Aug. 13, 2012 | read full post »

Walking the Walk
Exodus 18:20 (King James Version) And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do. Revelation: If things are to get any better, we must show our children the way to walk. There is so much to be said about those t

posted 5:03:57pm Jul. 20, 2012 | read full post »

Roadside Revelations
The past few weeks on the road have provided me the time to reflect on things that I may not have in the busyness of being a Husband, Father, Pastor and community member. Often, we have to be removed from the noise of everyday, and just tune into God. As you may know, I love social media and it ke

posted 1:47:45pm Jul. 17, 2012 | read full post »

Walking Across America Part 2
In 11 days, we have walked 205 miles! Starting in New York from Times Square the team is resting in the historical city Gettysburg, PA. The place of the American civil war, the North versus the South, the Union versus the Confederates… This is such a surreal moment for me. Abraham Lincoln was p

posted 8:41:57pm Jun. 20, 2012 | read full post »

From the Rooftop to the Road: The 1st week of Walking Across America (Part 1)
In the words of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, “I am Praying with my Feet!” On June 5, 2012, I embarked upon on the most grueling assignment of my life. I started my walk across America in NYC’s Times Square with 10 other people. Before the team arrived, I ventured over to Brooklyn, NY to vi

posted 4:50:59pm Jun. 13, 2012 | read full post »

Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.