Perspectives on Race

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National Prayer Breakfast

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So I just recently downloaded the White House app for my iPod touch and I read the post about the President’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast and I found it to be very inspiring. What I found to be so true is when he said, “Sadly, though, that spirit is too often absent when tackling the long-term, but no less profound issues facing our country and the world. Too often, that spirit is missing without the spectacular tragedy, the 9/11 or the Katrina, the earthquake or the tsunami, that can shake us out of complacency. We become numb to the day-to-day crises, the slow-moving tragedies of children without food and men without shelter and families without health care. We become absorbed with our abstract arguments, our ideological disputes, our contests for power. And in this Tower of Babel, we lose the sound of God’s voice.” This is so true because sometimes we do become so numb to the everyday crises and unfortunately it takes a crises such as the earthquake in Haiti to wake us up. So many people struggle on a daily basis to make it through life and I am glad that President Obama made everyone aware to this and made it a priority to put in his speech.


Written by cristyb7513

February 5, 2010 at 1:51 am

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  1. This is so true because a lot of time we forget that there are a lot of struggles that are taking place amongst us in a daily basis and the only thing that ever seems to bring our attention to them is a huge disaster and it shouldn’t be that way.


    February 5, 2010 at 3:07 pm

  2. It is a very sad thing that it takes a tragedy to bring our nation together. When a natural disaster or something else to that effect happens, anyone and everyone is willing to help out whoever is in need. But, on a daily basis there are homeless people on the streets and we walk past them, without even considering helping, and this is very sad. As a nation we should be willing to help out those in need at any time. I am glad that President Obama stated this in his speech because maybe it will help make others more aware of helping their neighbors on a daily basis.


    February 5, 2010 at 8:48 pm

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