“The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” – Luke 6:45
To say I am disgusted by the violence that’s going on across our country would be an understatement! Like many of you, I have watched the video of the male African American that died at the hands of the male Caucasian police officer. I know very many have concluded by calling this “racism”; I personally strongly disagree; this is a sinful man who behaved out of a sinful heart in the way he handled that man but in this case he happens to be “white”. The color of one’s skin does not and did not commit this crime but a sinful heart did.
A bad person is always a bad person; sin is sin despite the color of our skin; it could be black, white, purple or whatever you want to call it. And as an African woman, I have personally experienced segregation from fellow Africans first hand but I would never stereotype a group of people for that because I believe that is an individual sin that happens on an individual basis.
This man died and I understand there is grief for many but I have a problem when that death is used to steal, destroy property and harm many innocent people across the nation. What does stealing/looting have to do with grieving??? Unless of course one does not truly understand grief! How does burning down buildings help in healing of a person that is grieving? Again, unless one does not understand the pain of grieving!
Not to disregard George Floyd’s death, If I were to ask, how many “white men/women” die every day at the hands of a black person; do those lives not matter? What about Black on Black deaths or White on White deaths? Why should black lives matter only when its at the hand of a white person? Does every other death not matter? All life is a gift from God and must be cherished regardless of skin color.
As a mother of two children; a black mother and a white father, I believe we are raising human beings and not black, white or brown. We are raising human beings that were created in the image of God. We are not raising skin color!!!; Something I Pray and hope they will grow to understand and live out.
We as human beings are more than our skin/the shell that houses our souls!
We are all human beings; created in the image of God!!!