The Soul of America 2020 & Beyond

“If the cost of silence is the soul of the country, if the cost of tacit support is that we lose the very things that make this nation the greatest in human history, then the price is too high.”
~ Spider-Man
Superhero
a.k.a. Peter Parker
Created by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko
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The Attributes of His DNA

“I no longer merely confess that I am the righteousness of Christ.
I realize that with His DNA in me through His blood, I could be nothing else.
I realize the attributes of His DNA reside in me – whether dormant or active.”
~ Ché Ahn
Senior Pastor – HRock Church, Founder/President – Harvest International Ministry,
International Chancellor – Wagner University, Founder – Ché Ahn Ministries & Writer
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Using the Soul

“Soul is just that inner spirit. I use that inner spirit for whatever it is I do.”
~ Gladys Maria Knight,
Singer, Songwriter, Author, Actress, Businesswoman,
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1996), Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (1995) & Society of Singers ELLA Award (2007)

Don’t You Wish Mama Told You?

“Soul ties: The thing that can make you hear an old-school slow jam and think of somebody you haven’t seen in years.
Soul ties: The thing that makes old people who’ve been together for years finish each other’s sentences.
Don’t you wish mama had told you when you were young that,
when you lie with someone, you lie not just with her body but also with her soul?
And whatever condition the other person’s soul is in, you are guaranteed
to take a piece with you—whether you want to or not.
Instead of being amazed at her booty, you should have focused on her mind.”
~ Kirk Franklin,
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Choir Director, Author, American Music Awards (2006),
Dove Awards (16X), Grammy Awards (12X), Stellar Awards (23X) & Urban Music Awards (2009)

True Faith: God is Not Afraid of Our Questions

“God is not afraid of our inquiries. The question we must ask ourselves is whether we are we afraid of His.
If questioning exposes truth, let us question. A faith that is threatened by doctrinal inquiries and evaluation of certain tenets is no faith at all.
A faith that blindly demands belief subjugates the very inquisitive soul that God gave us.
What is more, it disqualifies itself from being a faith and more accurately falls under the category of a cult.
True faith welcomes questions; false faiths discourage and prohibit them.”
~ Samuel Rodriguez,
Founder & President – National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Evangelist, Pastor, Movie Producer, Civil Rights Activist, Television Personality & Author

Christmas is A Tonic

“Christmas is a tonic for our souls.
It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves.
It directs our thoughts to giving.”
~ B. C. Forbes,
a.k.a. Bertie Charles Forbes
Founder & Editor-in-Chief – Forbes Magazine,
Founder – Investors League

A Big Reason for My Life

“People in love look into each other’s souls,
and it is that feeling that I try to capture when I sing.
I listen to the people.
That was a big reason for my life, maybe the main reason,
I’m singing because I love it when people say to me,
‘Thank you.’ I thank them. It’s a marriage.”
~ Julio Iglesias,
a.k.a. Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva
Singer, Songwriter, Guinness Record (3x),
2600+ Certified Gold and Platinum Albums,
Grammy Award, Latin Grammy, World Music Award,
Billboard Awards, Silver Gull, ASCAP,
American Music Award & Lo Nuestro Awards