John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
This is a very sad week for America. I would like to tell the family of Michael Brown that I am praying for them. I am praying for my country and the world. As a colored man who is facing racial injustice perpetrated by an unfair, unequal and corrupt justice system, I feel your pain. I want to thank all the people who are standing up and peacefully protesting across America. I would like to thank the people in Bangor who are standing up against injustice. It gives me hope and warms my heart. It is hard to believe that with all our knowledge, some people of the 21st century are still engaging in racism and classism. The devil loves contention. We must not allow him to manipulate this situation and turn us against each other. We must find a peaceful solution. We must not just focus on the anger we feel and the bad parts of this situation. We must also focus on the opportunity we now have to discuss this issue and resolve it. We must not fight hate with hate. Only love can defeat hate. God is love. (more…)