The prayer team was on hand for Mayor Osby Davis’s Annual Prayer Breakfast. Here is an excerpt from the article found in the Vallejo Times-Herald.
Though the prayer breakfast theme was “We Are One,” the mayor said it doesn’t mean everyone has to be the same.
“It doesn’t mean we are identical,” Davis said. “The oneness is that we have oneness in purpose, oneness in direction, oneness in the desire to make the city better for everyone.” It starts with communication, Davis said.
“If we are not willing to communicate, we will never be one,” he said. “If we continue to communicate, there’s nothing that cannot be accomplished.”
Davis asked the audience to applaud the three officers present and to understand the difficult job of law enforcement.
“Somehow, we’ve forgotten that they are protecting us,” said Davis, indirectly acknowledging the racial strife in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere between police and community.
“We get caught up with the one or two bad apples and we label them all,” Davis said. “There are bad apples among us. We need to come together as a city, so when you seen officer, go up and say ‘thank you.’”
Pastor Terrence Nichols of New Hope Church Community applauded the mayor and the event.
“It is important that we come together as a family, as a city, as a community to pray to send good vibes and support agencies that are here,” Nichols said.