God bless the men and women of the civil rights era, the sixties especially. They orchestrated and facilitated movements that followed Marin Luther King’s lead and tried (and succeeded) in changing this country for the better with peaceful intelligence. They were facing seemingly insurmountable odds and enduring horrible atrocities that would anger anyone–and it was certainly a righteous anger…but they tempered their anger to be second to the Godly advice “in your anger do not sin.” Ephesians 4:26
We desperately need another person or people to stand up in these very trying and separatist times to be the intelligent, charismatic voice of peaceful change and justice. There is obviously a rift forming in this country that is setting the civil rights movements back a generation and that is unfathomable. We need peace, justice and equality–for all races. We need to remember that an eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind and vengeance belongs to the Lord alone. Violence is not the answer…it wasn’t then and it isn’t now.
This country is broken right now, there are people out there deliberately trying to deepen the animosity between races. We need to think for ourselves, ignore inflammatory media sensationalism and decide if we really want this country fixed or if we want to break it further. Our actions will show us which way we’ve chosen.