Love in Action – An Interview with John Lewis

This interview with now-sainted Congressman John Lewis is his reflection on what is called “Bloody Sunday.” Lewis tells of March 7, 1965 when he was beaten bloody by State Troopers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge while leading a peace march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama.

A few years ago I walked the bridge and stood in the spot where Lewis and many other marchers were beaten. And recently I’ve studied a bit about Senator Lewis’ life. Our country, our politicians and our communities need more role models like Lewis right now. He was a Tender Lion!

His remarks are, stunningly, filled with love and concern for the very men who beat him. His interview is an inspiring look at a man who went from being raised by share cropper parents…to becoming one of the most respected and influential men in modern American history.

I hope you will take the time to listen to this true Tender Lion of a man. This is a message that all men, and boys…and our country needs particularly at this volatile time. Click here to listen on your computer or phone.

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Many of these blog entries are edited excerpts from Tender Lions: Building the Vital Relationship Between Father and Son

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