From the Pastor's Pen: George Floydby Bishop Milton R. Hawkins on June 5, 2020
Our hearts are saddened by the recent manslaughter of an African American man at the hands of a Law Enforcement Officer sworn to protect and serve the community. Mr. George Floyd was face down on the ground, did not pose a threat, the Officer’s life was not in danger---he was guilty of being a person of color.
Unfortunately, another life has been taken from us too soon due to recurrent systemic racism in our land. The World has joined America in protesting against this vicious cycle of oppression against minorities and people of color. The never-ending discriminations and intolerances must cease if we are to progress as a Nation and a people.
Our children cannot comprehend why people kill people, just because their skin is different. The time for reforms and restructuring of the Criminal Justice System has come.
Those of us who love Jesus and the Word of God, stand with the families that grieve and mourn the loss of their loved one. We stand in solidarity with the masses that fight for justice and equality. The late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
The prophet Micah said, “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? (Micah 6:8 KJV).
Let us continue to pray for the Healing of the World and our Nation.
Bishop Milton R. Hawkins, Senior Pastor