Changing History for the Better
Galatians 5:17 New Living Translation (NLT)
17 The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.
At this very moment, we seem to be a country in a state of turmoil.
And rational and reasonable people are seemingly caught in the middle of all this chaos taking place around us.
This summer has seen, heard and witness violence of the innocent and not so innocent.
Talk radio, news and social media and protestors are now doing more of a disservice to those who gave their lives with race baiting, intimidation and threats.
We also have learned from our history that violence only begets to violence.
The word love has been thrown around so much these past weeks that the meaning of it tends to be merely tongue in cheek rhetoric.
In the past two weeks, I have visited Philly. This is not usually my habit but habits are made to be broken.
Looking around, I began to feel sad and just wanted to cry.
Because I was trying to gain an understanding of why my black people have perhaps missed something in the Dallas Texas shootout.
I was thinking about an incident back in the 1980s when a bomb was dropped on a roof top in a black neighborhood.
Then I thought about how the Dallas police chief gave the order to send in a robot with a bomb to take out the assassin of his police officers.
We often miss the bigger picture until it becomes normal.
I couldn’t help but to remember when Philly’s city administration and the police department had serious issues with the black group known as Move.
Tensions had reached a fever pitch and before anyone knew it, things in that West Philadelphia neighborhood had become a battle ground.
The standoff and confrontation of Move reached a terrible end.
A bomb was dropped on the roof of Move’s house and caused death for adults and children, and destruction to a two block radius.
And life after that bombing was never the same again.
What the black community throughout this nation needs to do is be more proactive and not allow outside influences dictate how we should be perceived to the world.
Peace among our fellow-man is far better than hate and destruction.
There is good and evil among us all—we just have to want the best for each other.
Regardless if you are a police officer or a protestor, we need each other.
When history repeats itself, it is never worth the rerun.
My sincere sympathy and prayers to all the families who are grieving the life of a loved one they have lost over these past several weeks.
Romans 8:6-8 New Living Translation
So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. 7 For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. 8 That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.
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