Teach Your Parents Well

Teach Your Parents Well

by Jane Tawel

June 6, 2020


A previous student of mine posted this today. Another day to thank the Dorsey Family for trying to teach me and help me. You know I was privileged to teach three of the Dorsey “kids” years ago, and I didn’t realize it then, but I do now — they began to teach me some truths during those years, and now they have become some of my best teachers at this critical point in my life and the life of this nation and the life of God’s Kingdom.

I can not even imagine what this feels like — generation after generation. This brings it home…


I wake up trying to fight and stand with, every day now, and I am so tired and exhausted and I say to myself — “you stupid baby — stop whining. Imagine being this exhausted by fighting every day of your life, every generation of your family, just because you woke up black today. Get over yourself, Jane Tawel! Time to wear out myself in this cause, and get off my old white duff.”

The time is now — it has to be– the time is now — don’t let any one tell you otherwise. May the spirit of Lord truly rise up, May His Kingdom be known by justice, truth and love on this planet, in this world, in His true people as it was meant to be, may we be fearfully aware that we will be judged by how we rise to this challenge in our own lives today, may we be fearfully aware we will be judged by the lies we let ourselves believe and live by, and may we be changed to Be the Change.


To my white friends — make yourself a student today of the experts — you can tell who they are by their skin color.

To my religious friends — make yourself a student today of The Expert– you can tell who that is by His Love.

To my American friends — make yourself a student today of the experts of a balanced and humbling History. — you can tell what that is by how uncomfortable it makes you.


And to young folks today — you are going to have to become quick studies but deep, wise thinkers in how to be the experts for making this world a better place for the future. Some of us old folks will try our best to help you — you can tell who we are by our humility and willingness to learn from you.
Love, hope, prayers, and I commit to continued action! — “Mrs. T”.

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Jane Tawel

Still not old enough to know better. I root around and explore ideas in philosophy, spirituality, poetry, Judeo-Christian Worldview, family, relationships, and art. Often torn between encouragement & self-directed chastisement, I may sputter, but I still keep trying to move forward.

9 thoughts on “Teach Your Parents Well”

  1. Jane, since you don’t have a Reblog button, I took the liberty of pasting an excerpt from it (with a link to the whole article above) as my Featured Blogger post today. People need to read this!

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  2. Wow. I am emotional and humbled with your wanting to do this. Absolutely, yours for the taking. Thank you so much for being a word of light and love, justice and truth in your blog each and every day. I really appreciate you and this and well, everything. Shalom to you and yours today, Jane

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  3. I admire the young people who are so passionate and idealistic. I was the same way, and I am still passionate about what I believe in. I also have seen enough in my life to know there is more than one perspective. (Think blind men and the elephant.) I am hearing from all sides these days, and it can be confusing and frustrating. But it keeps me humble, recognizing that I don’t know it all.

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    1. Wow, yes. Love that reminder of the elephant and point of view. Yes, I like you may not enjoy the process of being humbled but I do almost always love the result — if I let it work the results for good in me and hopefully the world. Thank you for reading and commenting. I love people who love to think. Thank you so much for thinking with me and making me think some more. Wishing you joy in the journey, Jane

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  4. What a poignant and beautiful post. “May we be fearfully aware….may we be the change.” I hear you. I’ll forever be a student. Father God give us wisdom. Jane, thank you for the call for us to rise and do our part. I’m listening, learning, praying, and feeling.

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