Native American Heritage Month: November
“You have despised the poor” (James 2:6 KJV).
Above a half-century ago, not long after my husband and I were married, in our church was an elderly widow, of Native American extraction, about seventy-five, large-boned, with high cheek bones, straight black hair (it never grayed), russet-brown, sinewy skin, and a few remaining discolored teeth. She wore ordinary street clothes, black or somber colors, no jewelry, and, each service, sat alone, about the third or fourth pew back, near the aisle—as if people didn’t want to associate with her, though, I noticed, that when asked, she gave a rousing testimony. Continue reading