“We asked people to join the fight against racism and injustice. Instead some started a 5 year fight against their definitions and perceptions of marxism, socialism, et.al. and tried to force us to *prove* our beliefs came from Jesus before they would help.
Nah, I’m good.” @esaumccaulley
Man…this is haunting. I see it so often; when a story breaks there are some of us that clamor to prove that the kid that was beat, or the kid that was harassed, or the kid that was shot was *deserving* of what they got. It usually looks like:
“Well if he didn’t resist arrest…”
“Well look at this social media post he made…”
“Well he had a warrant against him so…”
“Well, ‘black lives matter’ is run by socialists so…”
“I don’t have a racist bone in my body but…”
On and on, over and over. We publicly claim the name of Jesus and in the same breath we diminish the death of a person – even though we know the importance that a single life holds in the eyes of our savior. It’s strange to me that a people who believe that none of us are worthy, and it’s only by grace that we are saved are so quick to not extend that same grace to anyone else. Especially to people who are angry or hurting or scared. I dunno, it seems when someone says “people are dying and we should fix it” we should jump on that and not try to preserve the status quo that only serves us.