By Rev. Sharon Delgado
General Board of Church & Society
January 26th, 2015
is a compelling autobiography that tells the story of a
life-threatening encounter David had at age 20 while sitting with
African American students at a “whites only” lunch counter in Arlington,
Va. A man held a knife to his heart and threatened to kill him.
Fortunately for David, he had already incorporated a deep inner
commitment to nonviolence, and was able to respond in a way that
diffused the anger of his would-be killer.
As he tells the story of his childhood, David explains what brought him to this life-threatening event, how he handled the situation. He describes how the seeds of peace were sown by his remarkable parents, how he came to understand what Jesus meant when he said to love your enemies, how he began early experiments with nonviolence, and how he came to dedicate himself to living a life consistent with his values.”