October 14, 2005 |
The epiphany came to P. Jesus Patrick a decade ago in Washington as he stood shoulder to shoulder amid a sea of black men at the Million Man March. He was not the only young black man whose father had chosen drugs over family. He was not the only one who had dabbled in drug dealing and car thievery, not the only one who felt lost in a life riddled with struggle. And men like him who wanted to change their lives surrounded him.