Some Folks

coloredpeople Saw the story below recently told.  It, of course, harkens “back in the day” of the civil rights movement.

There was a Southern Protestant minister who was working in his church during the racial desegregation of the schools, culture, and to his parishioners’ horror, churches.

Church lady: I don’t see why things can’t stay the way they have been–whites go to our church, and blacks have theirs.   I mean, it doesn’t harm anyone.  It’s the way it’s always been, separate but equal.  This is our special space–I just don’t want to be that close to them, you know?  I just don’t understand why you want to invite blacks to our church.
Pastor: Well, ma’am, I just want to keep some folks from going to hell.
Church lady:  Oh, well, I don’t want them to go to hell!
Pastor: I wasn’t talking about them.

Now, revisit the story and consider those who may be on the margins of the church- Hispanics… Gays…  Youth and Young Adults.  We still have a way to go…

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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