Pastor H.B. Charles Jr ( On Feet Washing & Other Sermons )

Videos

  1. Shepherds’ Conference 2018: H.B. Charles Jr. 03-07-2018
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Portion
        • Full
          • Video #1
            Channel :- MintyPuritan
            Published On :- 2018-March-7th
            Link
  2. Pastor H.B. Charles Jr.-Pastoral Journey Testimony
    • Videos
      • YouTube
  3. Strength for the Struggle
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Video #1
          Published On:- 2016-Nov-29th
          Link

In depth

Shepherds’ Conference 2018: H.B. Charles Jr. 03-07-2018

  1. Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet ( John 13:12-14 )
    • Verses
      • When Jesus had washed their feet and put on His outer garments, He reclined with them again and asked, “Do you know what I have done for you?
      • You call Me Teacher and Lord, and rightly so, because I am.
      • So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.…
    • Role
      • Teacher – Rabbi
      • Lord – Divine Authority
  2. Teacher & Lord ( Luke 6:46-49 )
    • Verses
      • Why do you call me teacher, but do not what I ask
        • A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
        • And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
        • Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like
        • He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock
  3. No longer of feet washing
    • But, language of Salvation
  4. Salvation
    • Salvation is not what we do
    • But, what he does for us
  5. Descend into greatness
  6. Salvation Army
    • Catherine & William Booth
    • Language of Assigned to shine shoes
  7. Devotional Conclusion
  8. Service
    • Question Your Service
    • Reject Your Service
    • Devotion

 

 

Comments

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Matthew 5:43-48 King James Version (KJV)
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  1. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
  2. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
  3. That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
  4. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
  5. And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
  6. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Mitch Albom

Introduction

Always liked Mitch Albom outspokenness on the ESPN show, The Sports Reporter.

Liked him even more upon reading his book, “Tuesday with Morrie”.

Was blessed today seeing him in a movie someone posted on YouTube.

The name of the movie is “Have a little Faith“.

 

Profile

  1. Sports Reporter
    • 13 times Associated Press ( AP ) Reporter of the Year
  2. Charity
    • 7 Charities in Detroit alone
    • 1 in the Philippines
    • 1 in Haiti
      • Spends 4 days each Month in Haiti
      • Most amazing experience in my life
      • For someone who was not blessed with Children this is the closest I will ever get of Children of my own
      • Yes, I have nieces and nephews that I adore, but these kids need me

 

Videos

Interviews

  1. CBS News
    • Mitch Albom on the intersection of life and death
      During the past 20 years few people have changed the conversation about the intersection of life and death more than author Mitch Albom.
      Jane Pauley sits down with the “Tuesdays With Morrie” author for a wide-ranging chat about a life well-lived.

  2. Chicago Ideas
    • Mitch Albom: Making Each Moment Matter
      How will we find happiness and meaning? Author Mitch Albom shares the invaluable life lessons his dying teacher taught him in this behind-the-scenes look at the inspiration behind Albom’s best-selling book “Tuesdays with Morrie

      • YouTube
        • Video #1
          Published On: – 2013-April-16th
          Link
  3. Super Soul Sunday
    • Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations – Mitch Albom: The Dying Know the Secrets to a Good Life
      • YouTube
        • Video #1
          Published On: – 2017-Dec-16th
          Link
  4. Henry Covington & Mitch Albom
    • Henry Covington
      • Profile
        • Mitch Albom and Henry Covington addressing a crowd in San Jose, CA from ministryresources.org
      •  YouTube

Movies

  1. Lifetime
    • Have a little faith
      • YouTube
        • Lifetime movie 2017 – Have a Little Faith – Based on a Novel
          • Video #1
            Published On :- 2017-May-19th
            Link
          • Video #2
            Link
            Published On :- 2017-April-19th

 

Quotes

Books

Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

  1. Death doesn’t just take someone, it misses someone else, and in the small distance between being taken and being missed, lives are changed.
  2. Each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one.
  3. Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them – a mother’s approval, a father’s nod – are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives.
  4. This is the greatest gift God can give you: to understand what happened in your life. To have it explained. It is the peace you have been searching for ― Meniti Bianglala
  5. All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.

Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

  1. Death ends a life, not a relationship.
  2. Well, for one thing, the culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. We’re teaching the wrong things. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it. Create your own. Most people can’t do it.
  3. So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
  4. there are a few rules I know to be true about love and marriage: If you don’t respect the other person, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. If you don’t know how to compromise, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. If you can’t talk openly about what goes on between you, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. And if you don’t have a common set of values in life, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. Your values must be alike.’ – Morrie Schwartz
  5. I give myself a good cry if I need it, but then I concentrate on all good things still in my life.
  6. This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It’s knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.
  7. If you’re trying to show off for people at the top, forget it. They will look down on you anyhow. And if you’re trying to show off for people at the bottom, forget it. They will only envy you. Status will get you nowhere. Only an open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone.
  8. You see, you closed your eyes. That was the difference. Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too–even when you’re in the dark. Even when you’re falling

Mitch Albom, For one more Day

  1. Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.

 

Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: a True Story

  1. “When a baby comes into the world, its hands are clenched, right? Like this?” He made a fist. “Why? Because a baby not knowing any better, wants to grab everything, to say the whole world is mine. But when an old person dies, how does he do so? With his hands open. Why? Because he has learned his lesson.” “What lesson?” I asked. He stretched open his empty fingers. “We can take nothing with us.”
    Link

Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: a True Story

  1. In your acknowledgments,” said Pauley, “you say, ‘Finally and firstly, anything created by my heart or hand is from God, by God, through God, and with God.’ And I think that’s the closest I’ve heard you speak about God yet.”
    Link
  2. “In my worldview, it’s not right for me to finish something and not acknowledge that it wasn’t just me and my mind doing it,” said Albom. “Be selfish.”
    Link

 

Interviews

Mitch Albom on the intersection of life and death

  1. When I began to lose people, I began to see how small I was

 

Speeches

Henry Covington & Mitch Albom

  1. Your help is coming from without
  2. Get into a smaller church
    • The Church is too big and too old
    • I know this Church looks is too old and haggard, but that is why we look at God
    • This Church is too big for God to handle
    • God you heard him, now show him
    • Your people needs to know there is reward for trusting him
    • And, shortly after that Mitch and I sat down
    • Second week of October we started working on shingle
    • By December we were down
  3. Aretha Franklin
    • Aretha Franklin sends $5000
    • And, they said Aretha does not donate to anything
  4. 5 Ways God Helped
    • 5 is the Number of Grace
      • Without the race
        • Two men from the West-lands had come down
        • The West-lands had called their friends
        • Pastor Smith and Pastor Darrel
        • You are black, they are white
      • Outside your denomination
        • Originally a Pentecostal
      • Suburb vs city
      • Without the congregation
        • Came from outside of the Church’s Congregation
      • Outside the faith
        • Mitch Albom come from outside the faith
    • My help came

Life & Rap

Background

Craig Mack passing takes one back at rise and rising.

And, how it will play out for each of us.

Videos

  1. Craig Mack
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Craig Mack and His NEW RAP – The Video – See it LIVE!
          Link
  2. Trevell Coleman
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • ABC News – Nightline
          • Former Bad Boy Artist G-Dep gives Interview from Prison
        • Steph Lova
          • Black Rob Discusses G-Dep Murder Confession
          • Profile
            • In this exclusive clip, Steph Lova asks Black Rob about G-Dep’s infamous murder confession. Black Rob breaks down how G-Dep felt and why he did what he did
          • Link
            Link
        •  djvlad
          • G-Dep Explains Confessing to Murder: “I Didn’t Feel Free and Clear”
            • Profile
              Former Bad Boy artist, “G-Dep,” also known by his real name, Trevell Coleman, spoke to DJ Vlad about why he decided in 2011 to confess to a murder he committed during a robbery attempt in 1993. Although, the rapper had gotten away with the crime for almost 18 years, he says it didn’t feel that way to him, “I didn’t feel free and clear.” He explained, “Every day, I was faced with this memory and this heinous act, that really didn’t have to happen.”Listen to the full interview above to hear about his time in prison and what he has planned for the future.
            • Link
              Link
  3. Loon
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Why Loon Left Bad Boy
          Loon 2 Amir is a Documentary Short about the transformation of Chauncey Hawkins, better known as Bad Boy Rapper extraordinaire Loon, from a life of discontentment as a Hip Hop star to a life of peace in faith as Amir Muhadith.
          Channel :- West Dawn Media
          Published On :- 2010-Jan-17th
          Link
        • Loon talks about Islam and the music industry right before going to prison
          Former Badboy artist Loon speaks about his experience converting to Islam, and why he’s not making music any more right before going to jail
          Channel :- R Lyfe Visuals
          Published On :- 2009-Dec-12th
          Link
        • Rapper Loon – When people ask me about Jay Z
          I Don’t play “ask me about Jay-Z”. I play my Sahabaa Rookie Card.
          Channel :- Ibaadur Rahmaan
          Published On :- 2012-May-14th
          Link

 

In depth

G. Dep

Night-line

Former Bad Boy Artist G-Dep gives Interview from Prison

  1. I don’t see any other way out except me dying

 

G. Dep Says ‘Burden Is Lifted’ After Confessing To Murder!

  1. Betrayed by the last person anyone will ever suspect himself

Reference Work

  1. Loon
    Link

Jordan D. – “People with a lot less that go through a lot more”

Background

There is a lot to be said when a man stands so closely with his wife….

 

Video

  1. Jordan D
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • J. Davis – “People with a lot less that go through a lot more”
          Published On :- 2018-Feb-25th
          Link

 

Quotes

  1. Risk
    • Not to say that I am risk taker
    • But, I accept the challenge
  2.  People
    • There is people with a lot less, that go through a lot more
    • And, there is people with a lot more that go through a lot less
  3. Be cautious
    • Think before you move
    • Be cautious in all you do
    • In all you do, be cautious

 

Words Said

Background

There has been so much said in the last few days.

Sometimes it is not quite topical.

It is really just people hijacking issues and wanting something to say.

Whether it is school shooting or whatever else is trending, it really does not matter.

People are angry, frustrated and just wanting to let off.

 

Friendships & Ties

Not having friends, associates, and ties to communities sometimes allows and excuses us to paint with bigger brushes than we otherwise would have.

When we are among friends we sometimes take the liberties we otherwise wouldn’t.

Physical spaces affords us that intimacy, but now sometimes now it is Web Communities.

 

Almost Naivete

We are probably at that point where speaking against someone that people look up to, will cause a bit of rancor.

In as much possible, just don’t to do it.

The stakes are high and will likely only get higher.

 

Words do matter

Words do matter.

  1. Miranda Rights
    •  You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you.
  2. Good Book
    • Gossips
      • Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. ( Proverbs 17: 9 )
      • Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. ( Ephesians 4:29 )
      • But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one. ( Matthew 5: 37 )
      • But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
        For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. ( Matthew 12:36-37 )
    • Uncareness
      • Whoever does not gather with me scatters. ( Matthew 12:33 )
    • Anger
      • …Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are members of one another.
        Be angry, yet do not sin.” Do not let the sun set upon your anger,
        and do not give the devil a foothold.…
      • Tremble, and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. ( Psalm 4:4 )
      • for man’s anger does not bring about the righteousness that God desires. ( James 1:2 )
    • Walk
      • Act worldly of your calling ( Ephesians 4:1 )
    • Heart
      • Out of the abundance of the heart, the mind speaks ( Luke 6:45 )
    •  Doubt
      • an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute ( Hebrew 6:16 )

Public Spaces

With difficulties and sometimes headstrongness we come into our public spaces.

And, think that if we say things a certain way, we might make our points.

We sometimes riddle the other side.

 

Gaps

The truth of the matter is that we have gaps.

Some are obvious.

Parenting Gaps

We are experiencing a parenting gap.

And, it translates to economic gap, and within a generation or two into education deficits.

Uncorrected we feel and get comfortable with being who we are, where we live, what we do, and the words we use.

Peoples read into words and and take the viewpoint that “If you don’t care about me, reading from how you speak to or about me, why should I care about you“.

It is vitally important to our conduct how we dissect how much care about us.

If read wrong, our conduct is a bit forced or withdrawn.

 

Role Modeling

I think it is important to step in and help these young men as they are role models, whether they are ill prepared or not.

In too many cases they are all we have.

 

Affords

I hope that life affords you the opportunities to take some words back.  But, more so to care where you did not as much.

To re-arrange things and if unable to, to pray and hope God sends those more able.

 

Work to do….

Just the other day, one young man said

I still have a lot of work to do….

Don’t we all.

There is just too much to do that we ought not to waste “put downs“.

Undeserved put-downs are sometimes just what one needs.

Things said sometimes acts as great reminder and reasons to work harder.

 

Dedicated

Dedicating to Colicchie

Come Back Home
Link

Barricaded, but I see you shoving hard
And, if you fuck her, it will not cover the scars

You never run your mouth, and that’s a great quality
you never talking __ that’s something that you never see
Any issue, you just speak about yourself
do you understand all the people that you have helped

Hospice Care within the Prison System

Videos

  1. Justin on Serving LIFE
    • Profile
      • Watch Justin Granier serve as a Hospice Volunteer while he serves his mandatory life without parole sentence.
    • Videos
      • Part 1
        Published On :- 2017-Jan-16th
        Channel :- Maria Dunnigan
        Link
      • Part 2
        Published On :- 2017-Jan-16th
        Channel :- Maria Dunnigan
        Link

        • Participants
          • Volunteers
            • Justin Granier
            • Shaheed
            • Albert Lavalais
          • Cared for
            • Walter Chance
  2. Angola Prison Hospice : Opening the Door
    Published On :- 2011-Sept-8th
    Channel :- Open Society Foundations
    Link
  3. Free at last
    Profile :- This story is about the pioneering hospice program at the Louisiana State Prison and its impact on the culture of what was once called America’s Bloodiest Prison. Videography by Hank Bargine.
    Channel :- Pat Woodard
    Date Published :- 2013-Feb-6th
    Link
  4. An interview with Warden Burl Cain – Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, La.
    Profile :- An interview with Warden Burl Cain – Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, La.
    Channel :- Maranatha Baptist
    Date Published :- 2012-Oct-23rd
    Link

 

 

Indepth

Angola Prison Hospice : Opening the Door

Link
Half of the 5,000 inmates at the maximum-security Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola are serving life sentences, and it is estimated that 85 percent of them will grow old and die there. Edgar Barens’s documentary examines one of the nation’s first prison-based hospice programs, a program that notably incorporates inmate volunteers into the care of other dying inmates.

Angola Prison Hospice: Opening the Door was produced by two former OSF programs, the Center on Crime, Communities & Culture and the Project on Death in America.

Quotes

Justin on Serving LIFE

Part 1

Part 2

  1. Burl Cain, Warden
    • Deeds
      • He did a horrible thing, he put somebody in the grave
      • But, I could not undo that
      • Nobody can
    • Best
      • We just do the best we can while they are here with us
      • And, so we are going to do the right thing
    • Care
      • Don’t nobody wants to be cared for
      • Don’t nobody wants to be forgotten
    • One another
      • So we are gonna to take care of one another
      • I am going to dig your grave and somebody else is going to dig mine
  2. Trainer Conversation
    • You suppose to love that dud
    • I thought he was going to be around a lot longer
    • There is not too much you can get
    • Now is just in you, you have gotten everything you can get from it
  3. Shaheed
    • Hospice Volunteer
    • Relationships
      • Importance of relationships, family relationships
      • Family Bonds
    • Self
      • I might be headstrong
      • I might want to live this thing out by myself
        • Like Mr. Fred did
    • I have been an idiot
    • Helping one live life out with love
    • Bible College
      • One year in already in Bible College
    • Burden
      • I don’t want to be a burden to you
    • Lesson Learnt
      • It takes a certain to degree to burn metal, just like it takes to burn water
      • I was filthy
      • I was an impure person
      • Now I am able to help myself
      • That is what I needed
  4. Kevin’s Passing
    • Volunteer #1
      • Seeing so many come see Kevin made me want to think that just may be in my last days others will come see me, as well
  5. Shaheed
    • I have heard Hospice refer to helping someone die with dignity
    • But, more that that, it is helping one live out there lives in love
  6. Burl Cain
    • For Others
      • It is the opposite of caring about self
      • And, that is the redemption
      • And, that is the rehabilitation
    • I
      • I did something good
      • I did something for somebody else
  7. Albert Lavalais
    • Giving back is what really matters
    • What I need I threw that out a long time ago
  8. Hospice Care
    • Snapin #1
      • Know that each patient is going to transition
      • And, he is going to do soon
      • He has an incurable disease
    • Snapin #2
      • Forgive in other to be forgiven
    • Snapin #3
      • Care
    • Snapin #4
      • Justin
        • Infraction
      • Ms. Sandy
        • Ms. Sandy thinks highly of you
      • Quit?
        • I will be quitting on the men I gave my word to
        • On the Street
          • More on medicin
        • Here
          • Taking care of the men
    • Snapin #5
      • Family
        • Son came to visit
      • Hard
        • Hard to see somebody wither away, but you got to be there
    • Snapin #6

 

Khalil Cumberbatch

Bio

Link
Khalil A. Cumberbatch is a formerly incarcerated advocate for social justice in New York City. He serves as a Policy Associate for the Legal Action Center, the only non-profit law and policy organization in the U.S. whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public policies in those areas.

Mr. Cumberbatch has worked within the reentry community in NYC since 2010, when he was released after serving almost seven years in the NYS prison system. He is Founder and President of Kinetic Solutions, a consultant company that focuses on the assessment, implementation, and management of multiple social media outlets for companies within the NYC area. He also served as the Communications and Development Manager and periodic guest host for On The Count: The Prison and Criminal Justice Report, a radio program that is exclusively hosted and produced by formerly incarcerated individuals.

Mr. Cumberbatch served as the Strategic Initiatives Consultant at Immigrant Defense Project, a legal impact-litigation non-profit that promotes fundamental fairness for immigrants accused or convicted of crimes. In 2014, he was one of two recipients of an Executive Pardon from NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo to prevent his deportation from the United States. He was selected from over 110 applicants as one of 20 leaders in JustLeadershipUSA’s 2015 Inaugural Leading With Conviction Development Program.

Mr. Cumberbatch graduated from CUNY Herbert Lehman College’s MSW program in May 2014. He was awarded the Urban Justice Award for his work with underserved and marginalized communities affected by mass incarceration, high poverty and unemployment rates, lack of access to quality education, and other ineffective social “safety nets.”

 

Videos

    1. Soul Cafe: God of Freedom – Guest Speaker: Khalil Cumberbatch
      Channel :- Bridge Church
      Published On :- 2017-Oct-27th
      Link
    2. The { } And
      • Chamika and Khalil Cumberbatch
        • Formerly Incarcerated Father Opens Up to Daughter | {THE AND} Mia & Khalil
          Mia & Khalil, a father and daughter separated for years by the federal prison system, discuss the hardship that has defined their relationship. 9 year old Mia bravely opens up about what it meant that her father was incarcerated, and Khalil, now a criminal justice reform activist at JustLeadershipUSA, can only admire how strong his daughter has become.

          • Videos
            • Smaller Clip
              Published On :- 2017-Oct-4th
              Link
            • Full
              Published On :- 2016-Oct-10th
              Link
    3. The Window | Khalil – Life in Immigration Detention
      • Video
        • The Window | Khalil – Life in Immigration Detention (Part 1)
          A Guyanese transplant to New York, Khalil came of age as an inmate in maximum security facilities during his twenties. After his release, he dedicated his life to education, social justice and his family, only to be taken away by immigration detention, and possibly deported after 25 years in the United States.
          Channel :- The Skin Deep
          Link
        • The Window | Khalil – Life in Immigration Detention (Part 2)
          Following his session of The Window, Khalil, was at a loss of words processing the amount of love and support his family and friends showed him during their reflections of his struggle in Immigration Detention. Here is what he finally said about the eye-opening experience.
          Channel :- The Skin Deep
          Link
        • I Went To Prison And My Dad Never Called. Now I’m Calling Him. | MORAL COURAGE EP. 35
          Channel :- MoralCourageChannel
          Published On :- 2015-Oct-5th
          My entire incarceration I never received one letter, or a visit, or a call from my father. This video follows my journey to reconnect with him in a meaningful way.
          Link

Indepth

Soul Cafe: God of Freedom – Guest Speaker: Khalil Cumberbatch

  1. Prison System
    • 2.4 million men, women, and children incarcerated
    • 5% of the World’s Population, 25% of the World’s incarcerated population
  2. Brother James
  3. Exceptional?
    1. My story is exceptional
    2. But, I am not exception
    3. product of exceptional opportunities
  4. Responsibility
    • System gives the opportunity to people
  5. Grew up
    • Southside Jamaica Queens, New York
      • Historial one of 7 counties that feed 70% of the Prison System
  6. Culture
    • Normalized, Glorified
    • Flawed perception of who I was supposed to be
    • Law Enforcement
      • Occupiers
      • Spoken to as less than
  7. We are who we have been waiting for