Guys, for DAYS I have wanted to address the situation in Ferguson in my writings, but as a young white woman, I did not feel that my words would hold much weight against the cry of white privilege. Tonight I typed in “race and forgiveness” into google and up popped this blog “The Raceless Gospel”. Starlette McNeill’s words are powerful and filled with Gospel truth. THIS is what we need in the midst of social justice rallying cries…the Words of Christ. We can’t ignore the commandments in the Word even for something that runs as deep as our color. This is where true peace is found.
“You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment. But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, “Raca” is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, “You fool!” will be in dangers of the fire of hell.”
~ Matthew 5: 21,22
“Non- violence is the strongest approach. … It is not limited to any locality and should apply to every situation.”
~ Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
It seems that persons have taken the recent death of the unarmed teenager Mr. Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson police officer as license to support sin and all manner of cruel speech. The recent riots, looting and vandalism of residents in response to the death of Mr. Brown…
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