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peace by peace by peace,
|Anton gave us a tour of the "two LaGranges"|
|In Northwest LaGrange, one neighborhood has it's very own |
neighborhood retreat chapel, complete with a Steinway.
Hear the troubled improvisational piece
that came out of me, called Cross-Over, at the bottom of this blogpost
|Norma, Arturo, Charlotte, and Anton discuss the pains of |
our world, of LaGrange, or our personal lives.
|The potential burial site of Horace King, |
a master bridge builder who had purchased his freedom
from slavery, just outside the Confederate cemetery.
|Charlotte and Ruby prepping for the pot-luck.|
|Reciting the Lord's Prayer before dinner.|
|The name of this game might make this blog lose it's PG rating (ha!)|
|But either way, Anton and I won the first match!|
|What happens when we welcome strangers and share life?|
Driving through Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia, especially in the Causeway across Lake Ponchartrain, there were spaces to "Cross Over", or make a U-Turn, or what some friends call a Rainbow turn. Today, on a tour with Anton Flores-Maisonet of @antonofalterna Alterna we learned of the two tales of LaGrange, GA, a city with some of the greatest discrepancy if wealth in our nation. After driving through the Southwest, we drove to the Northwest and came across the Chapel in the Pines, a beautiful neighborhood chapel with its very own Steinway Piano. Unlocked, available for anyone to use at any time. Anton asks what does this say about our faith? Do we, who have an abundance of wealth, hide it away in a private and beautiful enclave, meant for individual use, or do we open our doors and gates to learn and stretch our understanding of God through one another? Do we learn about faith from another's context? What does this say about the war between #BlackLivesMatter and #AllLivesMatter? Could we turn around and look at the other? Could we cross over to their side of town? Prayerfull, I entitle this improv: Cross Over. #DismantlingWhiteousness #TheTableSetters #MathyudjanA video posted by mathyu djan (@mathyudjan) on