The Processing of Current Events is Tough
His name was George Floyd. His death, senseless. What a shame. What a shame for anyone to die senselessly and to die at the hand of someone we are supposed to trust. It’s just too painful for words. People were making posts on social media that if you’re silent then you’re part of the problem. That really struck me pretty hard. Honestly, when horrible and painful things happen, it takes me time to process. Most times my head is swirling, spinning with emotion and I simply can’t find the words. Thankfully, I was able to get my thoughts together and posted on Monday, June 1, 2020. Here is a copy of what I wrote:
Sometimes, I’m at a loss for words when horrible things happen. I’m not sure why but possibly my head needs to process all the feelings I feel. Anyone else go through this? I’m still struggling to express how sad it is that innocent people are dying senselessly at the hands of corrupt people we are supposed to trust. I’m hurting for George Floyd’s family and loved ones. I’m sad for the officer’s family who are now disgraced by his actions. None of these people’s lives will be the same again.
I’m saddened that people turn to violence and destroy more innocent people’s businesses and livelihood. Again, their lives will never be the same again.
The bottom line is people are people, no matter the color of their skin. There are people’s hearts that are full of love and others who are full of hate. It doesn’t matter what side of the tracks they live on. Both love and hate knows no boundaries. These incredibly strong feelings invade the hearts of both the rich and poor, people of all races, and those that are educated and uneducated. We cannot pin one group better than another because there is evil in all camps. Why? Because we’re dealing with people.
It’s hearts that have to change and as the Mayor Byron Brown has been quoting the great Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and how MLK who had great faith in God was quoting the Bible when they said, “Darkness does not drive out darkness, only light can do that”….
“The light shines in the darkness and the darkness can never extinguish it.” John 1:5, NLT”
Choose love. It breaks down the barriers and makes people whole. It will heal our land and the injustices that have plagued our nation will go away if we choose LOVE first.