Posted by: matt25 | June 19, 2015

I Invite You To Nine With Me

Will you join me?  That is not a typo in the title.  I have decided that my response the tragic shooting in Charlston which has devastated the family of Emanuel A.M.E. [African Methodist Episcopal] Church will be the number nine for the nine new martyrs of charity who were killed as they opened their hearts and shared their faith with their killer.

Please join me and do one or more of the following:

  1. Pray 9 times today for the families of all involved for healing and forgivness.
  2. Pray for 9 days for peace and for an end to racial and religious violence.
  3. Give $9 to support the families of the victims.  Information on how at this link.
  4. Talk to 9 people about your faith and whether you would be able to keep it in the face of death.
  5. Share 9 times that the only appropriate response to hatred is love.
  6. Invite 9 people to join you in a scripture study or to come to church with you.
  7. Perform 9 random acts of mercy.
  8. Call 9 people to tell them that you love them.  If you are estranged from one, call them first.
  9. Make a list of 9 people who have done you wrong, pray for them, forgive them, and burn the list.

Mourners Ashley Edge (L) and Brad Hutchinson hold one another outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina (REUTERS)

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