In these times, the question remains, who is going to help those who have become the victims of systemic racism? Who is going to have empathy for those who have endured and even died as a result of senseless acts of racial hatred?
In the book of Luke, (Luke 10:30-37 NLT) Jesus shares the familiar story of the Good Samaritan. At the end of this story, Jesus asks a listener: “Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” The listener to this story replied: The one who showed him mercy.”
Then Jesus takes the opportunity to give us a command: “Yes, now go and do the same.”
Jesus is telling us to have mercy on those who have suffered violence. By showing mercy and restoring these brothers and sisters, we are demonstrating that we are neighbors, even to people we don’t know.
The time is now to take action. Help your Black and Brown brothers and sisters. How is God leading you to act?
Join us in prayer for the world for the Holy Spirit to open our eyes and hearts as we take action to ensure justice together.
We Love You
Pastors Willie and Rochelle McIntosh