And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. Mark 16:6
Over the last few days, as I've scrolled through my Twitter feed, my heart is broken!
Watching the obscene abuse of power by a Minneapolis police officer, who is sworn to protect and serve his community, kneeling on George Floyd's neck until he cried out for his mother and died--simply heartbreaking!
I must admit, I can't relate to structural bias and the racial discrimination that minorities say they experience in America. I can't relate to the anger, frustration, and pain which is often felt by many in the African-American community. Clearly, there is severe and lasting damage caused by racism. I am also shocked by the pointless destruction, anti-government and police violence, and senseless loss of life and vandalism occurring in many of our nation's cities.
Talking about racism is difficult. Talking about race is particularly intimidating and uncomfortable because we recognize that there are so many ways to get it wrong, so it is easier to shy away.
But we must do something. Christ's resurrection power calls us to confront the sin and apathy in our hearts.
Here is a post by the wife of a pastor I follow of Twitter. I hope you will prayerfully consider her words