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
Although we never celebrate criminal activity or one who is sentenced to jail, we do applaud the justice system that worked correctly regarding the George Floyd murder. Mr. Floyd was savagely murdered by one who took an oath to 'protect and serve' the community, not 'punish and brutalize' the community. Obviously, the prayers of the righteous prevailed, and the jurors along with the tremendous legal team assembled by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, made the correct judgements.
This one case does not alleviate the centuries of horror and mistreatment that African Americans have suffered due to acts of racism. Legislation is needed to out-date laws that target people of color, and implement laws that will be favorable for ALL people, not just one people group. Policing must change in America, if America will be a beacon of morality and equity.
Meaningful change is urgently needed in the heart, as well as on paper.
I ask you to join me in prayer for the family of Mr. George Floyd, the city of Minneapolis, and the entire nation, as we mourn another loss of one dying to soon.
In His Service,
Bishop Milton R. Hawkins, Senior Pastor