When we reconcile our differences
“And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, And the leopard will lie down with the young goat, And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little boy will lead them.” Isaiah 11:6 (NASB)
By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
Have you ever sat and watched little children play, the ones who haven’t been spoiled by their parent’s short comings?
When children, never mind their skin color, have disagreements over anything; sharing toys or territorial spaces, etc., they don’t physically hurt each other; as a matter of fact they settle it with strange looks or even by walking away to find a happier place.
It’s only when they grow up and learn the behavior of others that they are in company with who they emulate and put into action those practices, which hurt, kill and destroy those who they disagree with.
It is amazing how the innocent human doesn’t know anything about differences or, should I say, the differences that separate people.
Polluted minds and spirits don’t kill.
Taking the example of the aforementioned, it would be safe to say that the behaviors of the police as it relates to the killings of Black males is a learned and practiced behavior.
A contaminated behavior that has become a natural reflex; a reflex as automatic as a heartbeat or a blinking eye when something intrudes too closely in its space.
It’s a God send that all people do not act or react like those scared cops who kill out of fear.
I am moved to the point of accepting that there are people of different races, gender and sexual preferences who are willing to put aside their personal prejudices to join in this crusade of recognizing that all counts.
The crusade of telling the world that “Black lives matter” and the killing of Black males by police departments across this country will not be tolerated!
By “Any means necessary,” they are willing to get this initiative accepted, understood and ingrained into law enforcement officers from the cops walking the beat to the chief and those in our judicial system who wear the black robes.
We have got to find a way to reverse this conduct of killing to one of tolerance. I wonder if we can make it through the rest of this Christmas season without any more Christmas killings of Black males by white policemen?
Please, let’s do our part in talking to those on either side of this brutal issue to make them understand that, yes, all lives matter and that includes Black lives moreover.
But with righteousness He will judge the poor, And decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked. Isaiah 11:4 (NASB)
Let’s give love as our gifts to one another and make the changes that we need to in order to fulfill God’s commandment:
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35 (NASB)
GOD IS LOVE