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We must make a choice

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By Joe Niemiec

I look at the news and it doesn’t seem to have changed. I was a child during the civil rights movement of the 50’s and 6o’s. I didn’t understand it because I wasn’t effected — we didn’t have a minority family in my school system (a country school) until I was a junior in high school.  I watched the news of the assassinations of JFK, Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. and just couldn’t understand that level of hate.

I didn’t understand it then and I do not understand it now. What I know as a human being is that it is my choice to stand for peace and equality, to pray and raise my consciousness to know a higher truth is possible. New laws will make little or no difference. A new way of being is the only solution. Each one must make the choice.

I stand for Peace.

I stand for Equality.

I stand for Love.

Joe Niemiec

About Joe Niemiec

The Rev. Joe Niemiec Jr. began his spiritual quest in 1986 when he walked out of a Houston jail and was struck by the realization that his life was in shambles.

He began his quest for ‘getting back on track’ with 12 step programs, followed by learning and practicing meditation with a local Redding, California, teacher.

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