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COURTNEY YOUNG IS CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO WORLDS.
The first generation to attend college in her family, she's
made her way through a prestigious university on an academic
scholarship, while still having ties to her inner city, working
class neighborhood back at home. Her cousin introduces her
to Roger - handsome, black, successful, and a born-again believer.
Courtney's family is immediately convinced that she's met
her soul mate. But though Courtney knows Roger is a great
catch, her feelings for him don't run as deep as she'd like.
THEN THERE'S SEBASTIAN WHITTINGTON.
Wealthy, New England-bred, trumpet-playing law school student
-- the differences between them are too obvious for Courtney
to consider him romantically. Only when the two spend time
together does Courtney start to see him through new eyes,
cherishing their common goals and shared beliefs. But the
eyes of the world are less approving, and both of their family
and friends - even the members of their churches - frown on
their budding relationship, particularly after the latest
wave of unwarranted police activity.NOW, COURTNEY MUST COME
TO GRIPS with the assumptions about race and class that prevail
among blacks and whites alike if she's to figure out which
path is right for her. It'll take courage, strength, and the
faith that Courtney has always possessed to walk away from
bias and fear, and into the arms of love
Blind Faith grapples with the impact racial biases and police
brutality can have on a relationship, a family and an entire
community. We might not share the same extreme racial views
as some of the characters in the story, but any stones we
toss into the rivers of discord causes a ripple.
"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes
from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows
God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God
is love. --- 1 John 4:7"
Quoting scriptures can come easily, but living them, both
inside and outside of the church, is a different story. As
Blind Faith points, finding true love, particularly with someone
from a different race, religion, or socio-economic background,
may come at a price so steep that only faith and prayer can
bridge the gap.