As I read this story I get so many emotions.
Is this really the USA? The place that complains when a person kneels to protest abusive behavior?
Is this really in my generation? I thought we had moved and were moving away from this barbaric behavior and thought. Did I let go of MLKs rope? Was I supposed to continue marching and protesting...bringing to light this type of abuse? And, does this target that seems to be on the back of Black males here in the USA also reside on my back?
But, now that I am a Christian, how do I look at the killing of people that look like me? What am I to think of a person that advocates the murder of folks that look like me? Am I called to do more than pray? In both the OT and NT there is evidence of the persecuted running at times and also rising up and fighting. Which am I to do?
Lastly, what am I to expect from friends and family- particularly my church family? Is 'just preach the gospel' the answer? Would 'just preach the gospel' be the answer for me if I saw you and/or people like you being targeted for abusive treatment? Would I be able to sit back and blog?
What exactly is a neighbor called to do?