Once again, we have witnessed our fellow human beings killed. George Floyd, Steven Taylor, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery should not have died. Their deaths arouse outrage, hopelessness, fear, frustration, and grief for so many of us. Racism is built into the very fabric of our institutions and systems. Violence and oppression continue without an end in sight for our African-American brothers and sisters. It is painful to watch major cities erupting as people cry out for an end to racism, white supremacy, and violence against people of color.
“Those who say, ‘I love God,’ and hate their brothers or sisters are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen.”
–i John 4: 20
A basic stance for a follower of Christ is to be in solidarity with those who have been pushed to the margins: the poor, the disenfranchised, the powerless, people of color, immigrants, and all who face hatred and discrimination.
Jesus ate with the outcasts. Jesus was killed by those who held the power. With whom do you identify?
–Pastor Scott, CLC