… for we are well able to overcome it. — Numbers 13:30.
I first heard the song “We shall overcome” when I attended a basketball game between Pine Bluff A&M and Grambling. A small group of my buddies wanted to see some “real basketball.” The music and lyrics still stick with me, and it is most appropriate to remember it on Juneteenth.
Suzy and I were talking last night. I had attended a fully masked and socially distanced breakfast with my friends who used to meet at a table for breakfast every Thursday morning. Suzy that afternoon went to a socially distanced cocktail hour with her book club which hadn’t met since March. So we discussed how much we missed during this virus human interaction. Nothing is as bad as losing thousands of lives everyday, but right below that tragedy is the pain caused by the cure. Each of us need human interaction whether it be church, work with colleagues, school mates, neighbors, family, and yes breakfast groups and book clubs.
I don’t have a solution to racism or the virus, but I believe like the song “We shall overcome.”