…what God is looking for in men and women.
It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor,be compassionate and loyal in your love,And don’t take yourself too seriously—take God seriously. Micah 6:8 The Message
After arriving and parking at a restaurant, I found myself awakening from a two-hour nap. I had preached earlier and, as is often the case, I was exhausted from the preparation and presentation of the message.
The car doors were locked and a window was cracked for ventilation. I have trained myself to put the car in gear and pull away at the slightest danger. This is the thing: not a living soul or barking dog checked to see if I was sick, dead, or dying. This was more frightening than being attacked by would be break-ins. After all, the restaurant and parking lot is in a heavily traveled, popular mall. This is alarming, not because of who I am it is troubling because it happens too often with people standing by and watching police beat the crap out of unarmed resistors or folks sitting and hearing domestic violence victims screaming for help and not calling 911 (which can be done without giving your name).
Reverend Michael Piazza writes a weekly Liberating Word for the Center for Progressive Renewal in Atlanta. He shares: “last week the Georgia Legislature voted to put a statue of the Ten Commandments on the capitol grounds and to deny health care to the state’s poorest citizens by refusing to expand Medicaid…a complete dismissal of Jesus’ most core instruction to care for ‘the least.’ In one of the most churched states in the nation, there was utter silence rather than advocating for the poor…Some days I think we’d be better off if a lot more churches closed because they don’t seem to be doing anyone much good … and neither are the people who attend them.”
As true as Rev. Piazza words may be and, as true as my experience was, I still believe that there are good, godly, thoughtful, and concerned people in this world.
The picture makes the point – if you can’t find one, be one.
Please pray for American and Coalition soul’s killed-in-action,
their families and, especially their children.