MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

December 26, 2012

THE PEOPLE SPEAK – Thank you for showing paper’s faithfulness


— As an African Methodist Episcopal Church pastor for over 25 years, I have had the opportunity and privilege to serve in various metropolitan communities throughout the state of Oklahoma.

I have observed the different cultures and attitudes within our state in reference to spiritual and religious activities, and as a result of those I must acknowledge the moving sentiment shown by your newspaper on Christmas Day, not only did you place your article titled, “The Birth of Christ: A Child is Born,” in your newspaper, you arranged so that it would be on the front page!

This may not be a big thing to you, but with the atmosphere that we currently are experiencing in our country as to religious inclusions and/or exclusions, it was certainly refreshing, illuminating and a blessing to have waken up on Christmas morning and be a witness to your act of faithfulness.

Our Bible reminds us in Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not to your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.”

God bless you, Phoenix News!

The Rev. Samuel R. Craig

M. Div., D. Min.

Flipper Chapel

AME Church

Taft