The Future in Uncertainty
The death of George Floyd is unsettling and horrifying.
Prejudice, injustice, and riots are not the marks of this great country and city.
Regarding the riots in Atlanta, I think Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms addressed the situation masterfully in her comments to the city last Friday night.
She presented compassion, resolve, and direction.
Prejudice has no place in our country, city and most importantly the human heart.
I am a white man who grew up in the suburbs and live in the suburbs so I cannot even pretend to relate to the plight of the black man and minorities.
The horrific death of Mr. Floyd does call out the need to move from being non-racist (indifferent and silent) to being anti-racist (intentional and vocal).
The future will be what we make it.
May it be a future where our relationships are defined by love, understanding, compassion, and forgiveness, where justice is served, and people are judged by the content of their character and never by the color of their skin.
“Wisdom from above is true and peaceable and full of mercy and understanding.”
– James, the brother of Jesus