July 14, 2016 2 Comments
“Look up and see those who are coming from the north. Where is the flock that was entrusted to you, the sheep of which you boasted?” -Jeremiah 3.2
Look up and notice
Are you listening?
Look up and look around
Entrust: to give someone the responsibility of doing something or of caring for someone or something (Merriam-Webster)
- Police officers are given the responsibility of protecting people, property and the law
- Humanity is given the responsibility of being kind and compassionate to one another
Look up: Today, Philando Castile, who was killed last week in Minnesota by a police officer, will be laid to rest. Say his name. He is not the first and sadly, will not be the last. Let’s work towards coming together and leaving our differences behind.
Pray for these families, because they are our families. Our families are hurting.
Pray for parents of young black men and women, who are faced with presenting a balanced view about systemic injustice, because the dialogue is very complicated. May they be given the words to adequately conduct constructive discourse in a loving manner so that it leads all of us towards the right solution, together. It is time to set our differences aside because we owe it to ourselves, and one another.
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