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July 10, 2020
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  • - Feeling overwhelmed by a flood
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  • of information andopinions and emotion,
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  • can make racial injustice seemtoo big a problem to solve.
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  • So what can one person do?
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  • Well, we serve aGod who sent His one
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  • and only Son into the world
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  • to save us all in theultimate act of true love.
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  • So no problem is too great
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  • and no wound is too deepfor our God to heal.
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  • Let's talk about how tomove forward His way.
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  • Come on.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • - I am so grateful that weare keeping this conversation
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  • going here at Better Together.
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  • And I know some of you havebeen listening all week
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  • and you're probably thinking,
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  • "What do we do next?
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  • "How do we continue to movethis conversation forward
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  • "in our personal life?"
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  • And so we've told youthat we wanted you
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  • to lean into thisconversation by listening.
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  • And you have to realize
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  • that listening isactive, is a verb.
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  • And so listeningis doing something.
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  • One of the greatest things
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  • that happened in thegroup that we started,
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  • Be the Bridge with Jamie Ivey,was a part of that group,
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  • is they gave usthe gift to listen,
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  • and to sit up closein proximity with us,
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  • and to learn from us.
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  • And so that youare doing something
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  • when you're listeningand learning.
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  • But how do we continueto build this bridge?
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  • How do we continue to keepthis conversation going
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  • in our communities,within our churches,
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  • and within our own hearts?
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  • And like we saidearlier this week is
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  • that this workstarts internally.
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  • This is not justabout external work,
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  • but it's what we put in.
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  • What are we putting in order
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  • so that we can give outand so that's imperative.
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  • And this work is alsoabout making sure
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  • that we have a common memory.
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  • So we have to realizethat memory is important
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  • in this work of bridge building.
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  • Memory, we have no problemwith that as it relates
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  • to our relationships.
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  • So we have to understand thatwe don't have a common memory.
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  • And so we have to makesure that we go back
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  • and we understand howimportant memory is
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  • because we can understand thatas it relates to our faith.
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  • There's things thatwe do each Sunday
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  • and things that weremember yearly,
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  • in our religious festivitiesas it relates to Christmas
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  • and the Lord'sSupper and Communion,
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  • we are remembering.
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  • And the Bible in biblicalcontext it calls us to remember
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  • so that we can understandhow to lead out today
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  • and how do we leadthis next generation?
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  • The same applies as it relatesto our historical history,
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  • is that we have to remember,
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  • we have to remembersome of the atrocities
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  • so that we don't repeatthose same mistakes again.
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  • So memory is veryimportant as we lead out
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  • and as we want tobuild a bridge.
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  • This bridge that we'retalking about building,
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  • this bridge here isbuilt on truth, okay?
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  • And the abutments isthere are abutments,
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  • that we have that makesa bridge to stand firm
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  • and that it doesn't collapse.
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  • And that abutmentin this bridge work
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  • that we're talking about
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  • is the gospel, themessage of Jesus.
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  • That is the message thatholds us true to this,
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  • that we know how to loveour neighbor as ourself,
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  • and to love one anotheras Christ has loved us,
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  • that's important in this work.
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  • And so we want to make surethat we're leading on in this,
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  • and that we're making surethat we don't allow flesh
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  • to come into the midst of this.
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  • And as we're havingthis conversation
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  • there's gonna bea little pushback.
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  • And some of you right now,
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  • you may be starting todeflect what we're saying.
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  • And so it's important thatwe don't change the subject,
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  • and we don't changethe narrative,
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  • or we don't startbringing up other things
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  • to kinda, to washaway the credibility
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  • in the truth of thisword, because naturally,
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  • we will try to dothat as a defense.
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  • So we don't wannadeflect racism.
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  • We don't want to deny racism.
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  • We want to make surethat we understand
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  • that there's data here
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  • that backs up what we'redoing and what we're saying.
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  • There's data herethat does that.
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  • And then the other thing is,
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  • we don't want to deflect,
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  • we don't want to deny,
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  • and then we don'twant to defend.
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  • We wanna make sure thatwe're calling things out
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  • as we see them.
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  • And I know that'shard for you to do.
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  • But as you take thetime and listen,
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  • and learn and unlearn,
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  • you will understandhow to speak.
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  • And we understand inthis work that everybody,
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  • we're not gonnaconvince everyone.
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  • Everyone is not gonna be apart of this conversation.
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  • And I relate this back to Jesus,
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  • and how it's the very people
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  • that should have recognizedthe God among them,
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  • were the very peoplethat denied Jesus.
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  • And those were thereligious people.
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  • And so we understandthat in any movement
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  • as we look back through time,
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  • as we look back throughthe generation of Joshua,
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  • the generation of Caleb,
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  • as we look to Jesus,
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  • as we look to even thecivil rights movement,
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  • it wasn't everyone,
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  • it wasn't the majority.
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  • But it was a remnant of people.
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  • And so as bridge builders,
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  • were asking you to stepinto this work with us
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  • to build this bridge,
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  • to build a bridge that isbased on the Word of God,
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  • the message of Jesus.
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  • And we know thateveryone is not gonna go.
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  • But for those of youwho have ears to hear,
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  • and those of you whohave eyes to see,
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  • welcome to the remnant.
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  • Welcome to this conversation.
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  • So I would love to hear whatthe ladies at the table has
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  • to say about this andhow do we continue
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  • to move thisconversation forward?
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  • How do we continue tobe a bridge builder
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  • when this is notin the headlines?
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  • When it's not on the news?
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  • When it's,
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  • in the back of our minds.
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  • People are still havingto live this out.
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  • This is not something thatjust happened in the vacuum.
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  • This is not something thatjust happened a few decades.
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  • We're talking about centuries.
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  • This is centuries all sinthat we're talking about.
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  • And so we have totreat this as a sin.
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  • So I would love to hear whatyou have to say about it.
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  • - Well, I love this Tasha
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  • and you are justsuch a perfect person
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  • to talk about thisbridge building
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  • since you run an organizationcalled Be the Bridge.
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  • I love it so much.
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  • I think one of the things,(laughs)
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  • I wanna think throughwhen I encourage us as
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  • to what are the next steps?
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  • If you've beenwatching us all week,
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  • you've heard us talk about
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  • how this sometimes canfeel difficult and painful
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  • and how we need to lamentwith our brothers and sisters.
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  • And we need toexperience empathy.
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  • And we need to speakup for injustice.
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  • And so you've beenwith us all week.
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  • And now you're sitting here,
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  • you've got your pen inyour paper, you're like,
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  • "Okay, tell me what to do next."
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  • I wanna tell you, that'sa great place to be.
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  • That's a great place tobe where you are listening
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  • to different voices and you'relistening to different things
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  • and you have heard before.
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  • I love, I've neverheard that before Tasha,
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  • that common memory thatwe need to speak through
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  • and I'm gonna marinate on that
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  • for a long timeabout what you said.
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  • But I'll tell you a couplethings that I have done
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  • in my own personal life.
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  • And I'm not saying I have
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  • this understandingdown completely.
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  • But I have been on a journeyover the past 10 years,
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  • with more empathy in my life
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  • and lamenting withthose who are hurting,
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  • is one of the ways isjust expanding the voices
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  • of who I listen to.
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  • And you can do thatin lots of ways,
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  • expanding the podcaststhat you listen to,
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  • expanding the sermonsthat you download
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  • from other churches thatyou're listening to,
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  • expanding the sourceswhere you get your news,
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  • expanding the booksthat you read.
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  • I mean, just take alook at your bookshelf.
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  • Are any of them bypeople of color?
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  • And if they're not, it'dbe a great place to start
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  • is just to find a book,
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  • written by someone whois a person of color
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  • and what is their viewpoint?
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  • So we can work on that commonmemory that we might not have.
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  • And then I would say alsoone of the best things
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  • that we can do especiallyif you're a part
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  • of the majority culture
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  • like I would be as a whiteAmerican is to have proximity
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  • and it's,
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  • it's a hard kindof line to walk of.
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  • There's no one who wants tobe your token black friend
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  • or your token Hispanic friendor your token Asian friend.
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  • No one wants that.
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  • And we don't want that at all.
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  • But I would encourageall of us and all of you
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  • that if you're ofthe majority culture,
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  • find ways that you canembrace yourself in a culture
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  • that's different than yours.
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  • Maybe you start by eatingat the same restaurant
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  • every single week,
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  • because you know that you'regonna have the same waiter
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  • that looks different than you.
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  • Or maybe you startthat on Sunday nights,
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  • you visit a differentchurch than yours,
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  • because it's a differentethnicity than yours,
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  • it's the majority ofpeople that go there.
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  • Maybe you see a friendat your kids school
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  • and they look different than you
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  • and you don't want themto be your token friend,
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  • but you want to be their friend
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  • and so you initiate arelationship with that mom
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  • of one of the classmatesof one of your kids.
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  • I think one of thethings I just want
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  • to encourage all of youthat are watching is
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  • that small steps matter.
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  • And the small stepslead to bigger leaps,
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  • and then that gets youcloser to the other side
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  • of the bridge andbefore you know it,
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  • you've gone further than youever thought you could go
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  • by all of those small steps
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  • of listening todifferent sources,
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  • of finding books writtenby people of color,
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  • of getting inproximity of people
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  • that are different than you
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  • and that allowsyou to be someone
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  • who like we've saidthe whole week,
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  • who was a listener todifferent experiences
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  • and can start to understandand empathize with those
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  • that you're walking with.
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  • - I love that.
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  • Latasha your talk aboutremembering where we came from.
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  • I love how even inthe Jewish culture.
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  • I am a mixed mess.
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  • I have cowboy, I have Indian,I have German, I have Jew,
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  • I'm just a plethora ofLord only knows what.
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  • So, but I love theway the Jewish people
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  • teach their children.
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  • When the children ofIsrael were delivered out
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  • of the bondage of Babylon.
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  • They say those were my people.
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  • These were, this was my family
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  • and I love thatbecause you know what?
  • 00:10:37.193 --> 00:10:40.362
  • We're all one family.
  • 00:10:40.362 --> 00:10:42.531
  • And so we have to gatheraround, we have to link arms,
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  • and we have to be the familyof God and I love that.
  • 00:10:46.902 --> 00:10:51.874
  • So how do we Chris,
  • 00:10:51.874 --> 00:10:53.309
  • how do we becomebridge builders?
  • 00:10:53.309 --> 00:10:55.678
  • - We are part ofthe family of God
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  • and it's remembering that
  • 00:10:58.147 --> 00:10:59.315
  • that the Bible says that when,
  • 00:10:59.315 --> 00:11:01.317
  • we've said it allthroughout the week,
  • 00:11:01.317 --> 00:11:02.818
  • "When one part of the bodysuffers, we all suffer."
  • 00:11:02.818 --> 00:11:05.521
  • And sometimes the parts thatwe actually have dishonored
  • 00:11:05.521 --> 00:11:10.059
  • or not honored ornot recognized,
  • 00:11:10.059 --> 00:11:12.361
  • are actually themost important parts.
  • 00:11:12.361 --> 00:11:14.497
  • I wanna remind you all
  • 00:11:14.497 --> 00:11:15.798
  • that we are theones missing out.
  • 00:11:15.798 --> 00:11:18.901
  • There is just somuch to be gained
  • 00:11:18.901 --> 00:11:22.805
  • from relationships andjust we need the gifts
  • 00:11:24.106 --> 00:11:28.544
  • of one another and theculture and the tradition,
  • 00:11:28.544 --> 00:11:32.214
  • and we're all richerbecause of it.
  • 00:11:32.214 --> 00:11:34.583
  • And so in the midstof all of that,
  • 00:11:34.583 --> 00:11:37.386
  • we've gotta do whatever we can.
  • 00:11:37.386 --> 00:11:38.954
  • So you start withconversations where you are
  • 00:11:38.954 --> 00:11:41.257
  • and some of those areuncomfortable, you're going
  • 00:11:41.257 --> 00:11:44.527
  • "Well Chris, it's okay for you.
  • 00:11:44.527 --> 00:11:46.128
  • "You're talking aboutit on social media
  • 00:11:46.128 --> 00:11:49.064
  • "or you have a certain speed."
  • 00:11:49.064 --> 00:11:51.100
  • We all have a certain speed.
  • 00:11:51.100 --> 00:11:52.668
  • God chooses the times and theseasons that he places us in.
  • 00:11:52.668 --> 00:11:57.139
  • You're sticking your headin the sand and going,
  • 00:11:57.139 --> 00:11:59.508
  • "I just wanna ignore this."
  • 00:11:59.508 --> 00:12:01.377
  • Then you are ignoringyour moment in history.
  • 00:12:01.377 --> 00:12:03.879
  • "We are God's workmanship,
  • 00:12:03.879 --> 00:12:05.147
  • "created in ChristJesus for good works,
  • 00:12:05.147 --> 00:12:07.316
  • "that God prepared ineternity beforehand,
  • 00:12:07.316 --> 00:12:09.752
  • "that we should walkout here on Earth."
  • 00:12:09.752 --> 00:12:12.588
  • So God knew exactlywhat was gonna happen
  • 00:12:12.588 --> 00:12:14.890
  • on the planet in 2020.
  • 00:12:14.890 --> 00:12:16.659
  • God knew it's not that He'sin heaven freaking out going,
  • 00:12:16.659 --> 00:12:20.196
  • "I had no idea thatCOVID was gonna come.
  • 00:12:20.196 --> 00:12:22.665
  • "I had no idea thatwe were gonna have all
  • 00:12:22.665 --> 00:12:25.201
  • "of this injusticehighlighted in America."
  • 00:12:25.201 --> 00:12:28.037
  • It's not that He'sfallen off the throne.
  • 00:12:28.037 --> 00:12:30.105
  • And He goes, no, no, no!
  • 00:12:30.105 --> 00:12:31.807
  • This is exactly it.
  • 00:12:31.807 --> 00:12:33.142
  • He's sovereign God,He's totally in control.
  • 00:12:33.142 --> 00:12:35.644
  • You and I are nota product of time,
  • 00:12:35.644 --> 00:12:37.947
  • we're a product of eternity.
  • 00:12:37.947 --> 00:12:39.648
  • God has plucked out of eternity.
  • 00:12:39.648 --> 00:12:41.750
  • He has positioned us in time.
  • 00:12:41.750 --> 00:12:43.686
  • And He's given us giftsand talents for the purpose
  • 00:12:43.686 --> 00:12:45.988
  • of serving out generation.
  • 00:12:45.988 --> 00:12:47.823
  • And so the factis that in Christ
  • 00:12:47.823 --> 00:12:51.527
  • and filled with the Holy Spirit,
  • 00:12:51.527 --> 00:12:53.329
  • we actually have whatwe're supposed to have
  • 00:12:53.329 --> 00:12:55.998
  • in this hour, in thistime, in this moment,
  • 00:12:55.998 --> 00:12:59.335
  • to be the hands and feetof Jesus on this Earth.
  • 00:12:59.335 --> 00:13:01.871
  • When we talk aboutloving our neighbors.
  • 00:13:01.871 --> 00:13:03.639
  • We love ourselves.
  • 00:13:03.639 --> 00:13:04.673
  • Let me tell you what this means.
  • 00:13:04.673 --> 00:13:06.108
  • This means wanting for myneighbor what I want for myself,
  • 00:13:06.108 --> 00:13:10.479
  • so I want good schoolsfor me and my kids,
  • 00:13:10.479 --> 00:13:13.382
  • well then I shouldwant it for everybody.
  • 00:13:13.382 --> 00:13:15.184
  • I want good access to healthcare for me and my kids.
  • 00:13:15.184 --> 00:13:20.189
  • (mumbles) For love myneighbor as my self.
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  • I want access to opportunities
  • 00:13:24.793 --> 00:13:26.929
  • to flourish in everysystem of society.
  • 00:13:26.929 --> 00:13:30.199
  • Finance, banking,
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  • I mean, go through the wholerealm, education, training.
  • 00:13:31.734 --> 00:13:35.204
  • Well, then I should wantthat for everyone else.
  • 00:13:35.204 --> 00:13:37.373
  • It is called beinga Christ follower.
  • 00:13:37.373 --> 00:13:40.042
  • That is what sets usapart from everyone else.
  • 00:13:40.042 --> 00:13:42.578
  • It's not like, oh my gosh!
  • 00:13:42.578 --> 00:13:43.913
  • This is like, Revelation.
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  • This is what it isto be born again,
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  • from the spirit above.
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  • And his 613 OldTestament Mosaic Laws.
  • 00:13:50.519 --> 00:13:54.223
  • Jesus goes, "Let memake it easy for you."
  • 00:13:54.223 --> 00:13:57.092
  • Comes down to these two things.
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  • Love God, love peopleas you love yourself.
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  • This is not complex.
  • 00:14:01.664 --> 00:14:03.465
  • This is easy.
  • 00:14:03.465 --> 00:14:05.134
  • In terms of it's not,
  • 00:14:05.134 --> 00:14:06.068
  • I mean, sorry, it's not easy,
  • 00:14:06.068 --> 00:14:07.236
  • but it is simple.
  • 00:14:07.236 --> 00:14:08.237
  • There's a difference.
  • 00:14:08.237 --> 00:14:09.471
  • Jesus goes, "Thisis not all complex.
  • 00:14:09.471 --> 00:14:11.073
  • "It's actually simple,
  • 00:14:11.073 --> 00:14:12.241
  • "but quite difficult to do."
  • 00:14:12.241 --> 00:14:13.642
  • Because you've gottacrucify your flesh.
  • 00:14:13.642 --> 00:14:15.144
  • You've gotta die daily.
  • 00:14:15.144 --> 00:14:16.578
  • You've gotta pick upyour cross and follow me.
  • 00:14:16.578 --> 00:14:18.781
  • Now a lot of us wouldthink that's awesome.
  • 00:14:18.781 --> 00:14:21.383
  • And if I was gonna go
  • 00:14:21.383 --> 00:14:22.651
  • and be a missionarysomewhere overseas,
  • 00:14:22.651 --> 00:14:24.353
  • or if I was gonnaleave on mission,
  • 00:14:24.353 --> 00:14:25.821
  • now Jesus is going, "ActuallyI sent you right there."
  • 00:14:25.821 --> 00:14:28.390
  • Right there in thatcountry, in that place,
  • 00:14:28.390 --> 00:14:30.025
  • in that city at thattime to be on mission,
  • 00:14:30.025 --> 00:14:32.861
  • to love me and love people.
  • 00:14:32.861 --> 00:14:35.331
  • There was no other a comfortablecomplacent Christianity
  • 00:14:35.331 --> 00:14:39.835
  • that was attendinga church service
  • 00:14:39.835 --> 00:14:42.304
  • on a Sunday whereI feel comfortable
  • 00:14:42.304 --> 00:14:44.139
  • and then disconnectingthat from the rest
  • 00:14:44.139 --> 00:14:45.874
  • of my life Monday to Saturdayis nowhere in the Bible.
  • 00:14:45.874 --> 00:14:49.278
  • It's not the Christianityof the Bible.
  • 00:14:49.278 --> 00:14:51.113
  • It's not Jesus Christianity,
  • 00:14:51.113 --> 00:14:53.082
  • what we're doing iswaking up to going oh!
  • 00:14:53.082 --> 00:14:56.118
  • It's an all oflife Christianity.
  • 00:14:56.118 --> 00:14:58.988
  • And it involves all mytime, all my talent,
  • 00:14:58.988 --> 00:15:01.290
  • all my treasure,
  • 00:15:01.290 --> 00:15:02.524
  • and I'm supposed tonot only love God,
  • 00:15:02.524 --> 00:15:04.660
  • but to love my neighboras I love myself.
  • 00:15:04.660 --> 00:15:06.495
  • So as your eyesare being awakened,
  • 00:15:06.495 --> 00:15:09.498
  • you'll look at a 21 and now go,
  • 00:15:09.498 --> 00:15:10.666
  • "Well, how's Chrisdoing this 20 countries
  • 00:15:10.666 --> 00:15:13.102
  • around the world?"
  • 00:15:13.102 --> 00:15:14.503
  • It was because I was standingat a carousel in 2006,
  • 00:15:14.503 --> 00:15:17.940
  • I think, inThessaloniki, Greece,
  • 00:15:17.940 --> 00:15:20.843
  • with all of thesemissing children.
  • 00:15:20.843 --> 00:15:22.578
  • And I had just given birthto my second daughter.
  • 00:15:22.578 --> 00:15:25.314
  • I was 40 years old,
  • 00:15:25.314 --> 00:15:27.216
  • and I saw all these missingchildren, missing children,
  • 00:15:27.216 --> 00:15:30.119
  • missing children and onelittle girl's name was Sophia.
  • 00:15:30.119 --> 00:15:34.823
  • And I went, this isthe way I explain it.
  • 00:15:34.823 --> 00:15:36.558
  • I went at that moment
  • 00:15:36.558 --> 00:15:37.793
  • from looking at someoneelse's missing child,
  • 00:15:37.793 --> 00:15:42.364
  • to seeing my own daughter.
  • 00:15:42.364 --> 00:15:45.300
  • See, when you lookyou can look away.
  • 00:15:45.300 --> 00:15:46.969
  • This is our Kairos momentin history right now.
  • 00:15:46.969 --> 00:15:49.438
  • The Lord has made sure
  • 00:15:49.438 --> 00:15:51.106
  • that we've all looked ata lot of images nonstop
  • 00:15:51.106 --> 00:15:53.542
  • in this last month.
  • 00:15:53.542 --> 00:15:54.643
  • - Yeah.- A lot of images
  • 00:15:54.643 --> 00:15:55.444
  • that we can never deny.
  • 00:15:55.444 --> 00:15:56.945
  • You get this choice in thismoment, in this Kairos moment,
  • 00:15:56.945 --> 00:16:00.449
  • eternal moment toeither look away.
  • 00:16:00.449 --> 00:16:02.751
  • That's right.
  • 00:16:02.751 --> 00:16:03.585
  • Scroll right past,
  • 00:16:03.585 --> 00:16:04.787
  • go back to whatever youdeem life is normal.
  • 00:16:04.787 --> 00:16:07.589
  • But once you seeyou cannot unsee,
  • 00:16:07.589 --> 00:16:11.560
  • that's the difference.
  • 00:16:11.560 --> 00:16:12.995
  • So as you're awakened,
  • 00:16:12.995 --> 00:16:15.064
  • and that's what allthese conversations
  • 00:16:15.064 --> 00:16:17.332
  • that we've been having.
  • 00:16:17.332 --> 00:16:19.068
  • There is a pointthough where you go,
  • 00:16:19.068 --> 00:16:20.536
  • "Wow, okay, I can'tunsee anymore."
  • 00:16:20.536 --> 00:16:23.772
  • So the first thingthat you all need to do
  • 00:16:23.772 --> 00:16:26.208
  • is contact Latasha
  • 00:16:26.208 --> 00:16:28.010
  • because there areso many resources.
  • 00:16:28.010 --> 00:16:30.179
  • Follow her on social media.
  • 00:16:30.179 --> 00:16:31.413
  • I do, follow heron social media.
  • 00:16:31.413 --> 00:16:33.515
  • Access, her book was oneof the first books I read.
  • 00:16:33.515 --> 00:16:35.717
  • And I've probablyread about 50 now
  • 00:16:35.717 --> 00:16:37.319
  • to do with all of this as Istarted this learning journey.
  • 00:16:37.319 --> 00:16:40.255
  • Get that book.
  • 00:16:40.255 --> 00:16:41.890
  • And it's the firstbook I recommend toeveryone all the time
  • 00:16:41.890 --> 00:16:43.725
  • because it breaksit down and goes,
  • 00:16:43.725 --> 00:16:45.427
  • "Okay, now I canknow what my..."
  • 00:16:45.427 --> 00:16:48.363
  • Cause your next step isnot gonna be my next step.
  • 00:16:48.363 --> 00:16:51.333
  • And so because sometimes youthink I can't do what Chris did
  • 00:16:51.333 --> 00:16:54.636
  • or what Laurie and TBNs did,
  • 00:16:54.636 --> 00:16:57.005
  • no one's asking anyoneto do everything.
  • 00:16:57.005 --> 00:16:59.274
  • We're just saying youmust do something.
  • 00:16:59.274 --> 00:17:01.710
  • And the next rightthing that is for you.
  • 00:17:01.710 --> 00:17:04.213
  • We cannot do everything.
  • 00:17:04.213 --> 00:17:05.414
  • But we can all do one thing.
  • 00:17:05.414 --> 00:17:07.316
  • The little boy withthe loaves and fishes.
  • 00:17:07.316 --> 00:17:09.351
  • He could have said,
  • 00:17:09.351 --> 00:17:10.586
  • "I can't feed 20.000 soI'm gonna do nothing."
  • 00:17:10.586 --> 00:17:12.454
  • Jesus said, "I never askedyou to do everything."
  • 00:17:12.454 --> 00:17:13.989
  • "I said, what do you have?"
  • 00:17:13.989 --> 00:17:15.657
  • What is the onething that you have?
  • 00:17:15.657 --> 00:17:17.559
  • That's my question.
  • 00:17:17.559 --> 00:17:18.627
  • What do you have?
  • 00:17:18.627 --> 00:17:21.230
  • - I think in my hand right now,
  • 00:17:21.230 --> 00:17:22.898
  • Pastor Chris is this is
  • 00:17:22.898 --> 00:17:24.366
  • that I'm a gatekeeperat the house of God.
  • 00:17:24.366 --> 00:17:27.703
  • I love the house of God.
  • 00:17:27.703 --> 00:17:29.037
  • That's my assignment.
  • 00:17:29.037 --> 00:17:30.539
  • And so in the grid ofwhat I'm looking through,
  • 00:17:30.539 --> 00:17:33.842
  • how can the house of God,being the leader, the voice,
  • 00:17:33.842 --> 00:17:37.312
  • a spokesman, a preacher,
  • 00:17:37.312 --> 00:17:39.214
  • a prophet, evangelists.
  • 00:17:39.214 --> 00:17:41.583
  • What can I do?
  • 00:17:41.583 --> 00:17:42.985
  • And if I can implore theprophetic community right now is
  • 00:17:42.985 --> 00:17:45.954
  • that I know we'repraying for revival.
  • 00:17:45.954 --> 00:17:49.124
  • And we have been expectingrevival to look a certain way.
  • 00:17:49.124 --> 00:17:53.729
  • I'm here to implore with you
  • 00:17:53.729 --> 00:17:55.998
  • to lean into thismoment right now,
  • 00:17:55.998 --> 00:17:58.534
  • because this is whatrevival is looking like
  • 00:17:58.534 --> 00:18:00.269
  • in the 21st century.
  • 00:18:00.269 --> 00:18:02.538
  • The voice is actually the voice
  • 00:18:02.538 --> 00:18:04.373
  • of God speaking through the grid
  • 00:18:04.373 --> 00:18:07.409
  • of our African Americanbrothers and sisters in Christ.
  • 00:18:07.409 --> 00:18:10.679
  • And if we don't absorbthe charge of this moment,
  • 00:18:10.679 --> 00:18:14.616
  • we will miss the boat of whatGod is doing so to speak.
  • 00:18:14.616 --> 00:18:19.021
  • And so what are we doing?
  • 00:18:19.021 --> 00:18:20.455
  • What is Dianna Nepstaddoing on a basic level?
  • 00:18:20.455 --> 00:18:24.059
  • Well, now more than ever,
  • 00:18:24.059 --> 00:18:25.561
  • because my husband, I'm inan interracial relationship.
  • 00:18:25.561 --> 00:18:28.463
  • My husband is whitefrom Norwegian descent.
  • 00:18:28.463 --> 00:18:31.166
  • I am (mumbles), Afro-Latino,
  • 00:18:31.166 --> 00:18:33.435
  • My children are biracial.
  • 00:18:33.435 --> 00:18:35.270
  • It is important forme to talk to them
  • 00:18:35.270 --> 00:18:37.839
  • and to discusswith them the value
  • 00:18:37.839 --> 00:18:40.008
  • of not only my culture,
  • 00:18:40.008 --> 00:18:42.177
  • but in the grid of theAmerican experience
  • 00:18:42.177 --> 00:18:45.147
  • that's not always embraced.
  • 00:18:45.147 --> 00:18:47.816
  • In the grid of my AfricanAmerican brothers and sisters,
  • 00:18:47.816 --> 00:18:51.587
  • their lives mustmatter at this moment.
  • 00:18:51.587 --> 00:18:53.922
  • Why?
  • 00:18:53.922 --> 00:18:54.856
  • Because of generational things
  • 00:18:54.856 --> 00:18:57.025
  • that have happenednow compounding,
  • 00:18:57.025 --> 00:19:00.062
  • throughout historythat we can't ignore
  • 00:19:00.062 --> 00:19:03.065
  • and just walk awayand just assume
  • 00:19:03.065 --> 00:19:04.833
  • that we're gonna go backto our normal baseline.
  • 00:19:04.833 --> 00:19:07.369
  • Friend, that baseline is gone.
  • 00:19:07.369 --> 00:19:09.238
  • This is the new normal.
  • 00:19:09.238 --> 00:19:11.039
  • So what shall we doduring this new normal?
  • 00:19:11.039 --> 00:19:14.509
  • It is to talk to ourchildren face to face
  • 00:19:14.509 --> 00:19:17.412
  • and tell them about the valueof valuing our fellow men,
  • 00:19:17.412 --> 00:19:21.650
  • loving your neighbor.
  • 00:19:21.650 --> 00:19:23.151
  • Jesus identified himselfwith the Samaritan man,
  • 00:19:23.151 --> 00:19:26.822
  • the Samaritan person,
  • 00:19:26.822 --> 00:19:27.956
  • the Samaritan woman.
  • 00:19:27.956 --> 00:19:29.157
  • He identified Himselfthrough Philip,
  • 00:19:29.157 --> 00:19:32.027
  • the evangelists who preachedthe salvation message
  • 00:19:32.027 --> 00:19:35.564
  • through Candace's assistant
  • 00:19:35.564 --> 00:19:37.432
  • who was the treasurerof Ethiopia,
  • 00:19:37.432 --> 00:19:39.935
  • in the New Testament.
  • 00:19:39.935 --> 00:19:41.436
  • He identified himself withthe first Corinthian church
  • 00:19:41.436 --> 00:19:45.040
  • as they were walkingthrough diversity.
  • 00:19:45.040 --> 00:19:47.542
  • And you see the lensand the probing of Jesus
  • 00:19:47.542 --> 00:19:50.646
  • that this is body language.
  • 00:19:50.646 --> 00:19:52.347
  • This is what it's all about.
  • 00:19:52.347 --> 00:19:54.349
  • I want my church to be one body,
  • 00:19:54.349 --> 00:19:56.551
  • one man in my hand tobe used in this hour.
  • 00:19:56.551 --> 00:20:01.523
  • And so right now that's thebattle that we're seeing.
  • 00:20:01.523 --> 00:20:04.293
  • We're seeing,
  • 00:20:04.293 --> 00:20:05.460
  • are we able totake on the mantle,
  • 00:20:05.460 --> 00:20:07.596
  • or are we gonna step away?
  • 00:20:07.596 --> 00:20:09.531
  • Are we going to invite ourAfrican American brothers
  • 00:20:09.531 --> 00:20:12.334
  • and sisters and people of color
  • 00:20:12.334 --> 00:20:14.336
  • to be in crucial positionsof leadership in our church?
  • 00:20:14.336 --> 00:20:18.940
  • Are we just goingto sit next to them
  • 00:20:18.940 --> 00:20:21.677
  • and never discover the benefit
  • 00:20:21.677 --> 00:20:24.179
  • of having them being our family.
  • 00:20:24.179 --> 00:20:26.415
  • And so I'mencouraging all of you
  • 00:20:27.449 --> 00:20:29.451
  • that as we'rewalking through this.
  • 00:20:29.451 --> 00:20:30.719
  • That this is themandate of Jesus.
  • 00:20:30.719 --> 00:20:33.455
  • And Latasha, I wannaencourage you, Latasha,
  • 00:20:33.455 --> 00:20:36.158
  • you tell us, you speak to uswhat you would like to see
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  • in the 21st century believers.
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  • Because I'm all ears.- Yeah.
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  • - I'm here in this together.
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  • I am not backing down,
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  • I'm holding up your arms,
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  • and you tell uswhat we need to do.
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  • - I think this is great.
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  • And this is exactly why,
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  • I started Be the Bridge.
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  • I wanted to get that next step.
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  • I wanted to create anon-ramp for people who,
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  • they see this sinand this brokenness
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  • and they're asking themselves,
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  • "Okay, what can I do?
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  • "What is that next thing?
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  • "What is that next right thing?"
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  • We have created that for you.
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  • But one of the things that we,
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  • when we start shiftingthis in this 21st century,
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  • I look back at Acts,
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  • Acts 6:1 and we havethis body of believers
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  • and this new body of believers.
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  • People are coming fromall over Gentiles,
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  • and we had this big interruptionthat ethnic hostility
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  • between the Greek speaking Jews
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  • and then the Hebrewspeaking Jews,
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  • and you see this with thefeeding of the widows,
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  • and they're saying, theGreek speaking are saying,
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  • "Hey, we've been oppressed here
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  • "that our widows
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  • "are not being (mumbles)like the other ones."
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  • Like there was this hierarchy.
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  • There was this hostilitythat threatened
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  • to fracture the church.
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  • And so what they did,they didn't ignore that.
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  • They didn't defend it.
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  • They didn't deflect,
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  • they didn't deny.
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  • They listened and they heard.
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  • And so those that were in power,
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  • became proximate with those
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  • that didn't have as much power
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  • that ware seen powerless,
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  • or those that were seenmarginalized in the community.
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  • And so they came upwith a new solution.
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  • They had to reimaginea new future.
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  • They had to rethink thissystems that they were in.
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  • They didn't continueon in the same pattern.
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  • They had to dosomething different.
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  • This call for adifferent leadership.
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  • So where we are now is callingfor a different leadership.
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  • And so what we know happened
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  • and Acts is that there were newleaders that were appointed.
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  • And by the lookingat those names,
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  • there was a shift of power.
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  • And in the midst of that,
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  • we have Stephen indifferent ones that apostles
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  • that they put incharge over the feeding
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  • of the food because they'resaying, you know what?
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  • Our lens, ourperspectives are skewed,
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  • our narratives are skewed.
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  • We need to be in this together,
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  • we are the body of Christ.
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  • We were taking care ofthe needs of one another,
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  • but we can't have anythreat in the camp.
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  • And that's what's happening now.
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  • There's a threat in the campwith the body of Christ.
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  • And we need to lock arms,
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  • we need to shift perspectives.
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  • We need new leadershipto guide us,
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  • and we need to lean in and weneed to bring some new voices.
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  • We need to listento people of color,
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  • we need to putpeople in leadership.
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  • And so that is myprayer for us is
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  • that we shift perspectives.
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  • So Father we thank you.
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  • We thank you Lord for havinglistening hearts here,
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  • in TBN space Lord God.
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  • We thank you how you arethe one that transforms,
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  • that you are the one thatturn hearts Lord God.
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  • And so we're asking thatyou would turn the hearts
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  • of your peopletowards you Lord God.
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  • That you would turn thehearts of your people
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  • towards those thathave been marginalized.
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  • That you would not allowus to look away Lord God.
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  • That you would not allow usto stay the same Lord God,
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  • but you would cause us
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  • to build bridges ofrighteousness Lord.
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  • That you would cause us
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  • to build bridges ofjustice, Lord God.
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  • That you would causeus to build bridges
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  • of restoration and redemption,
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  • because that's what we all want.
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  • So we thank you, Father,
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  • that you're placing in usthe need and the desire
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  • to see that allflourish Lord God.
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  • And we ask Father thatyou would forgive us
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  • for in many ways thatwe have missed it.
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  • That we have been silent.
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  • And thank you Fatherfor showing us the way
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  • and showing us howto be a new people,
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  • a new creation thatis becoming new.
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  • And that old thingshave passed away.
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  • But behold, all thingswill become new.
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  • And that's whatwe're praying for.
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  • In this generationand in this century,
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  • that we would become new.
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  • That we would continueto become new,
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  • and that this wouldbecome a lifestyle
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  • for us in Jesus name.
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  • Amen.
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  • - [All] Amen, thank you.
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  • Amen.
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  • - Thy kingdom come.- So good.
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  • - Thy will be donein Jesus name.
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  • I love it.- Amen.
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  • Thanks for joining all ofus today all this week.
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  • We've had somepowerful conversations.
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  • We pray each one is givingyou some fresh perspective.
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  • And a lot of hope.
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  • We also encourage you tocontinue these conversations
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  • in your homes andin your churches
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  • and in your communities.
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  • Next week.
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  • One of my favorite things,
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  • we're putting on thefull armor of God
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  • and talking about thepower of His Word.
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  • The Bible is our manual for life
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  • and when we learn to standand how to stand on it,
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  • we can live undefeated.
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  • Will see you Monday.
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  • I love all you girls,
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  • you're beautiful to me.
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  • I love you.
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  • Bye bye.
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  • (upbeat music)
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