On Henry Street just uptown from Foley Square in Manhattan, there is a church called Marinersâ€™ Temple. One Sunday we were among hundreds of folks listening while Mother Henrietta Carter preached. She stood up there, white-robed, and gestured out across the assembled faithful. â€œWe need to see some embracing today,â€ Mother Carter said, and then she explained that two families were blessed just recently with newborn babies, in the same week.
She boomed out: â€œI want you two familiesâ€”come down here and embrace each other! Weâ€™ll wait! Oh, you come down here! I know you two families been quarreling about something, you donâ€™t speak much anymore. Oh we all know about it. Nowâ€”You come down here and you embrace each other. You bring those babies with you!â€
The two families slowly came to Mother Carter and embraced. They were in tears. People called out â€œPraise!â€
As you see from the title of my little sermon, I am asking the people from two movements, 350.org and Occupy Wall Street, to do the same.Â Read onâ€¦
Also of interest a review of Nature, the new volume in The Whitechapelâ€™s Documents of Contemporary Art series.
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