I was standing in line at Barnes & Noble tonight, as I do most every Sunday, and the cover of Time magazine caught my attention.
BLACK LIVES MATTER.
It broke my heart.
Of course they do. EVERY life matters. Senseless violence is senseless violence.
I’ve seen three videos THIS WEEK that show life being snuffed out by another individual. For what? From my vantage point…not much. Senseless violence.
As a Christian, my heart is broken every time I see it. Families devastated. Lives shattered in an instant. For what? Not much. Senseless violence.
As a Christian we have one job…to be the light of the world. Be a beacon of hope. Be the lighthouse in an otherwise vast darkness.
Quite honestly, I think we suck at our jobs.
The fact that we live in a society that feels it’s inportant to remind us that “black lives matter” should rock the Christian community to its core. We have people in our midst that feel as though their lives are deemed less important than others. How does this happen? Christians…this is our fault.
Our faith is a faith of hope, love, forgiveness, and redemption, and the people speaking the loudest are demonstrating otherwise.
Shame on us.
If you’re reading this, know you’re loved and your life matters. It always has, and it always will.