Can You?

If you’re like me, you’ve been hearing and reading the myriad articles, blogs, ads, movements, etc., flooding the airwaves and internet in response to the civil unrest taking place throughout the world. The collective emotional reflex after the wrongful death of American, George Floyd.

My heart grieves even just reading back that last sentence.

Each of these articles I read seem to weigh in on the “why” Mr. Floyd and others like him have been targeted and unjustly treated or even killed. Currently, and throughout history.

As I read these, I find that I just can’t make my heart understand why anyone, any human being, would ever think the color of your skin would make you less or more human, or less or more worthy of basic human rights.

Can you?

I just can’t fathom the “why.” Who in the world was it that had the first miserable idea that anyone of a different race or skin color was less human and therefore worthy of being enslaved? Indeed, even treated as an animal? Who was this person, and where did they come from? And what in the world made them think up these cruel and inhumane ideas? And dear Lord, who was the first miserably unfortunate soul to be inhumanely captured and cruelly enslaved?

My mind plays these questions over and over, still not able to grasp the cause that gives reason to ask them.

How can one human ever think there is justifiable reason to enslave and abuse another human?

In searching all that I am, all that is in my heart, I cannot find an answer to that question.

Can you?

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:14-19

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  1. Life is good and fleeting. It’s also too valuable to be lived carelessly and selfishly as if we’re in the jungle. Where mercy and kindness are only dubious and highly compromised, particularly when the dusk calls.

    So are we going to continue tearing one another down thinking that we’re better than them? Do you think by hastening their demise we’re going to live forever? Never.

    No one has ever ascended by pulling every other person down, thinking they’re going to step on their lifeless bodies to climb the wall.

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    1. Yes I agree. Nothing comes of tearing or pulling one another down. Ever. We must learn to pull each other up and walk side by side.

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I appreciate your thoughts. I think much can be accomplished in just keeping a dialogue open.
      Blessings to you!


  2. God loves us all. One day, we will all come together in peace to sing the praises of God together. Until then, one person can make a difference. I love this post. My heart aches too.

    “Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people—saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.”
    —Revelation 14:6-7 (NKJV)

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting, I appreciate you so much!

      I can’t wait til that one day. How beautiful it will be! As your Scripture quote says, “every nation, tribe, tongue, and people” hallelujah!

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