March , 2019

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God and love worked a miracle


By Chinta Strausberg


Father Michael L. Pfleger Sunday expressed excitement over the results of Saint Sabina’s Friday march throughout several streets after police told him for the first time in a week there were no reports of gunfire.


Pfleger told his congregation about a phone call from a lady who thanked Saint Sabina for their last Friday march in the Auburn Gresham community because it was the first night that week she slept all night and not be awaken by gunshots.


Pfleger and his supporters had marched throughout the Morgan, Racine, 78th and 80th Streets where there had been nightly shooting reportedly by a new gang seeking territorial rights to sell their drugs.


After receiving the call from the elated woman, Pfleger called the Sixth District and talked to the acting watch commander who told him “a person was killed over there last Wednesday. We had gun fire calls every night, but Friday night was the first night in a week there was no shooting in the area between Morgan and Racine from 78th to 80th.”


“It wasn’t us,” Pfleger told his congregation. “It was the God we loosened when we walked, when we prayed and we talked. God is so faithful. Sometimes it doesn’t take a whole lot. It’s just showing up and showing love. It doesn’t take a whole lot. Sometimes the most powerful force in the world is love and if we just show up and show love….


“I’m just crazy enough to believe we can turn around the whole city, the whole country. Anybody else in here believe that with me? Anybody that crazy in here that you believe we can stop the violence with love?


“I’m just so excited,” said Pfleger. “God is doing something. I’m excited what God is getting ready to do and show himself strong. Show his power. Show his might. I said, ‘Go head, God, just throw your weight around and let the devil know whose boss. Let the devil know you’re in charge. Just uppercut him and knock him down,” bellowed Pfleger. “I’m excited about what God is doing, and I believe we are on the tip of something.”

Chinta Strausberg is a Journalist of more than 33-years, a former political reporter and a current PCC Network talk show host. You can e-mail Strausberg at: Chintabernie@aol.com.

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