In light of all that has been happening, although distressing to watch, silence is not an option. I do not claim to understand the degree of hurt and the depth of emotion involved, but I share in the cause for racial discrimination to stop.
Genesis 1:27 “God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.”
God made us all in His image and equal, then why find it so easy to discriminate.
He breathed life the same into each one, then why find it so easy to deem oneself superior.
We are called to love each other as we love ourselves, then why find it so easy to hate and to hurt.
We are to consider others better than ourselves, then why are some so determined to label others inferior.
There are no words that justify discrimination.
What does it say about you if you have to knock someone down to feel tall?
Take a stand against such injustice; it is the right thing to do.
It saddens me to see some of these protests turn violent and I wish they wouldn’t. But let not that tarnish what is being fought for. Let not these acts rob us of the message that we want clearly relayed.
Yes, the looting must stop but what should be stopped with further urgency is the racial profiling and killing.
I stand in solidarity with all who are fighting against systemic oppression wanting to be heard and treated with fairness, equality and respect.