Sunday, March 06, 2011

Ruby Bridges: links

Last week I told the story of Ruby Bridges in my sermon on Isaiah 49:8-16 & Matthew 6:24-34, using this painting of Norman Rockwell as the bulletin cover.  Her remarkable story, poignant in terms of the paradoxical way in which our nation - in particular followers of Jesus - has dialoged about race, inclusion and community.  Hers is a story pregnant with possibility.  Her example still proclaims courageous and risky hope in a different future than what we see outside our doors when we leave in the morning.  Here are two videos that can lead you to know more about 6 year old Ruby as a societal and world-changer.

A short documentary clip

A video clip to the song "Ruby's Shoes" by Lori McKenna. [site]

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