Sadly, what this reveals to me is that what has angered the hearts of African-American's in this country has fallen on deaf ears and un-empathetic hearts in the area of justice and reform. Do we not know that the one who cares about social order is God? Do we not know that the one who speaks against systematic racism is God? Do we not realize that it is God who mandates justice for all His image bearers? Have we not heard of a gospel that reconciles the Jew and Samaritan (John 4)? Have we not heard of a gospel that sees privilege as something lay down and not a sword of oppression to take up (Philippians 2)? Have we not heard that God proclaims freedom to the poor and disenfranchised (Leviticus 25:1-10)? Have we not heard that Jesus stands on the side of the maligned and the persecuted (Luke 6)? Have we not read somewhere that Jesus proclaims freedom to the captives (Luke 4)? Do we not know the God who died on the cross and reconciled both the Jew and Gentile unto Himself (Romans 1:16? How then could this 'Christian nation' be so de-synthesized to the perils of African-Americans? How then could the Christian see the footage of #philandocastile being executed, while posing no threat, and not be angered? How could the Christian see #terrancecrutcher shot and killed, in cold blood, and not be dismayed? How could the Christian see #walterscott shot in the back, several times, and then witness the police officer plant a gun by his body (on video!) and not be enraged? How could the Christian witness the shooting of twelve year old #tamirrice and not be dejected over the loss of this child's life? How could a Christian hear of seventeen year old #trayvonmartin being followed by an older man, after the man had been told not to do so by the 911 operator, and killed for looking black and suspicious in a suburban neighborhood and not be ridden with a Holy rage? Why? Because #blacklivesdontmatter in America and it is proven everyday when our cries of degradation are met with silence and apathy.
This is for the innocent father's, sons and victims of unjust actions. Disappointed yet again, we must stay strong and stick together. Now love deserves prominence more than ever. My heart goes out to Philando's family. Second photo should include #altonsterling#terrancecrutcher and more... #Blacklivesmatter