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Mother Passes Along Devotion to God

In the classic Broadway production Raisin in the Sun, an African-American mother struggles to keep two adult children on track. In one memorable scene, the mother is confronted by her daughter's angry skepticism.

The daughter states in defiance, "Mama, you don't understand. It's all a matter of ideas, and God is one idea I just don't accept.… There is simply no blasted God."

With dignity and strength, the mother says, "I want you to repeat this after me: In my mother's house there is still God."

After a long pause, the daughter honors her mother's affirmation of faith. Slowly, quietly, she says, "In my mother's house there is still God."

The passing on of cherished devotion to God begins in each household.

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