OUTRAGE

Outrage…sadness…despair…indignation…All of these and so much more…When will it end? When will man’s inhumanity to man cease? When will double standards and closeted oppression become just a painful memory and not a present truth? How long will we shake our heads and wring our hands? How long will we allow the color of a man’s skin to speak louder than the content of his character?

We are the church…we represent the Kingdom of God…anyone wearing that banner cannot…should not be at rest today…knowing that injustice to one man is injustice to all men…I speak to the Black and Brown Man…the White Man…the Yellow and Red Man…that amazing rainbow of God’s great Creation…His beautiful garden…His idea…not ours…I can only imagine what He must be thinking as He sees His creation judging each other by the mere color of skin and texture of hair…How ridiculous and asinine…to determine a man’s worth by the skin he is wrapped in…

Enough!…We are made in His image…To love…to create…to live in peace…to enjoy the abundant life…This is not it…This is divisive…and cruel…There is an enemy to All Men…and division is one of his greatest weapons…the second that we recognize that we are more alike than different…that we need and want the same things…to live in harmony….to make an honest wage…to raise our children in safety…to want more for the generation coming behind…to leave a legacy…to love and be loved…then and only then will walls crumble…and the evil that hides behind masks of authority will be exposed…and injustice…rather than a group of people will be attacked…

Here are some truths…that we must embrace to maintain our perspective…lest we become just like them…that small minority that will force the majority into divisive behavior…

ALL AUTHORITY IS NOT CORRUPT...the majority of law enforcement are GOOD PEOPLE… every profession has bad apples…BUT...we cannot allow them to maintain those positions…we cannot continue to film incidents and not attempt to stop and report them…GOOD COPS cannot maintain a code of silence when the bad apples begin to redefine ALL of them as evil…

There is ONE RACE…and it is HUMAN…we have distinguishing colors…because that’s what God wanted…Black is not inherently evil anymore than White is inherently good…there is good and evil in all humanity…

We must sit at tables…with pens…not guns…to create a new narrative...we must come out from the shadows and make our presence known…we must VOTE ..because IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE…we must talk to people who don’t look like us…we must get new perspectives…we must stop making excuses…and BE THE CHURCH…not the church that we created…but the one for which our Savior died...because that’s what KINGDOM PEOPLE would do…the time is NOW...while we are still passionate about injustice…we must employ our outrage for good and not evil...because if our outrage only produces social unrest…we have NOT CHANGED THE WORLD…we have simply become JUST LIKE THEM…

John 7:24 “Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment”

 

 

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