This isn’t just Floyd’s issue, but a Floyd issue. The norm has been that justice belongs to the privileged. When violence is justified or legitimate for one group, then all other groups expect the same privilege until such justification is removed altogether.
The issue is masqueraded as a race issue. But it’s not a race issue. It’s a heart issue. Evil starts its manifestation in the heart, leading to fear and hatred and the violence, and ultimately death.
The world has long been Floyded. Have you ever been Floyded? Have you ever been deemed a threat and punished as a result? Some have even suffered such even in their absence. How often have you been passed concerning opportunities to help with your survival? How often have the community pled to your welfare and yet the pleas went unheeded? How often have you prayed, and the prayers seem to have gone unheard?
The hardest pill to swallow is that Christ Jesus is the answer.
Do you fear that the demands of the oppressed will floor you if you give in? Christ Jesus is the answer.
Do you fear that the constant flow of demands coming from the privileged will eventually (event after event) bring to your end? Christ Jesus is the answer.
Whatever your fear, Christ Jesus is the answer.
His love can be manifested in so many ways that benefit the community altogether including policy reforms, fair trials, merciful rehabilitations, service leadership, plans for growth and bright development of the children’s future.
When someone can harm another and believe to be in the right, he or she has risen to the mindset of being like God.
Hurt people hurt people.
Is it not enough that nature is against us that we should be against one another?
So many have survived earthquakes, tornadoes, genetic diseases, cancer, infectious diseases and then are met with another of their own kind who will not have compassion toward them.
What’s the answer then? Christ Jesus.
It’s not fear of hell, or fear of death, but Christ Jesus.
Hurt people often hurt people. Christ has been hurt in every category and yet he values the healing of others above his own healing.
For someone to share the mindset of those who say:
“I told you to leave boy!” while giving the young man a choke hold,
“If he’s talking, he can breathe” while being unmoved by the plea of help coming from the civilian,
“When the looting starts, the shooting starts”
“Stupid f*#ng b*7ch” to a protester as he picked her up and threw her several feet away against the pavement,
For as long as anybody who share such mindset and not feel obligated to resign from their position in order to help with maintaining the trust of the public in those in authority, those who need the help will never get the help they need. Instead, they will continue to have more platforms to manifest their resentments against a particular community with regard to skin color, country of origin, economic status, political party affiliation, gender, ideologies, or any other identifiable traits or circumstances shared by many. Those platforms have long transpired to being human lives.
People who are hurt and who have yet to seek and find the proper help to process and start their journey of healing from such hurt will often resort to hurting others as a mean of manifesting symptoms of such deeper problems.
Don’t hurt others. Seek help. Don’t just be hurt. Seek the only help available even as one held up high by the choke-hold, the knee-pin of a cross.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)
Floyd and his likes asked. Floyd and his likes sought. Floyd and his likes knocked. No man on earth served to their aid. Nevertheless, there’s a resting place in Christ Jesus for all who struggle and have been Floyded in one way or another.
Until we acknowledge that we have a problem, until we acknowledge the many symptoms of such problem, until we acknowledge the root of such problem, we will never seek and find the solution to such problem, the solution who is Jesus, the love of God toward mankind, for mankind to mankind.
Don’t just be Floyded, be Christed by welcoming and hoping in the one who defied death by resurrection, resurrection to find that death is no more and that the one who caused you death is now running to you to say that he’s so glad to see you. Welcome, hope in Christ Jesus and live in Him. The cross of resentment is too heavy for anyone to bear. Even Christ had help with carrying his cross, although he was the only one pinned to it to the benefit of the whole human race.
“I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the LORD, do all these.” (Isaiah 45:7)
By his wounds we are healed. Seeing what and how he suffered, it would be a disservice to our own selves to expect less as we follow him and are moved by Him.
“If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also.” (Matthew 5:40)
Christ gave his cloak, his body, at the proper time. If anyone wants to sue you, and take away your tunic, let him have your perishable cloak also. God, the owner and creator of Floyd’s cloak, helped Floyd with leting others have his cloak as well.
A better cloak in existence, Christ Jesus. A better cloak to be had soon:
“in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet, for the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
“Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:52-57)
Praised be his name, Jesus, Amen.