Fires are burning in Ferguson
Not just buildings or cars but the hearts and minds of the people there are on fire. Burning with anger, fear and resentment. When the expectations of large groups aren’t met then disappoint can lead to destruction.
The answer to all these questions is NO!
My comments here are not about the shooting. I have nothing to say about that other than any lose of life is tragic. I pray for the Brown family even though I know that you never get over the lose of a child – never. I am also praying for Officer Wilson because I know that regret is a form of torment that never goes away. There’s nothing that can undo the harm that has been done – ESPECIALLY more harm.
The fact that people are angry and outraged about what they see as a great injustice doesn’t warrant further outrageous behavior. There are ways of demonstrating without destruction. Voices can be heard without screaming. Martin Luther King is but one example of those who chose to speak rather than yell. He will continue to be remembered while those who loot and set fires are forgotten.
History may well remember Ferguson in a different light than we see today but lets not let the riots overshadow what really should be heard – We MUST overcome!
WE MUST OVERCOME RACIAL DIFFERENCES
WE MUST OVERCOME ECONOMIC DIFFERENCES
WE MUST OVERCOME OUR ANGER AND FEAR
ALL THIS ISN’T WORKING
LET’S LET THE SUN COME UP ON A NEW DAY WHERE WE CAN SAY HOW MUCH WE ARE HURTING INSIDE WITHOUT HURTING OTHERS OUTSIDE
Please pray for the people of Ferguson and St. Louis, Mo and for all of us around the country to peacefully express our pain. Then, maybe, with God’s help – change will come – someday.