When are we going to get it? When will enough be enough? Lately, I’ve been on an emotional roller coaster with all of the racial issues that has been on the rise over the past few years. Especially, when it comes to the, “Stand your ground” law. The cases that are highlighted in the media should be cut and dry and guilty on all charges. There has been no justice and as a mother of a murdered son, I will continue to pray for the families of KiJuan Byrd, Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis and all others that has experienced this great pain of losing a child.
My issues here are coming from a different place and I have a question to ask my black people. When are we going to stand our ground and love, respect and support one another? Even the word of God shares with us that a house divided against itself, that house cannot stand (Mark 3:25). So, why are we looking for respect from others when we are not giving it to ourselves. When we think about how other nationalities are treated in this country, our main focus becomes, we are being treated unfairly. The truth is that the other nationalities stick together and if you come against one, you will have to come against them all. When they do wrong against us, they don’t think twice about their consequences because they know that we will jump on the bandwagon and rise up for the moment, but then back to cutting one another down after the smoke has cleared. Now, calm down because I know this does not apply to all of us, but we must admit that we still have a ways to go and it should start and end with us.
We should not look for something from others that we are not willing to give to ourselves. Love! Respect! Support!