No Justice No Peace
From Michael Brown to Eric Garner, the deaths of black men at the hands of white police lit the powder keg.
Here’s the thing. The tension isn’t just in the streets of St. Louis and NYC. It’s around the water cooler, in the work lounge and even in the church pews.
Why so many years after the Civil Rights Movement is there still so much civil unrest?
It is simple. Friends. We aren’t friends.
White and black people are, by and large, living separate lives. We live in different communities. We worship in different churches. We send our kids to different schools. We aren’t friends.
I want to share with you some people who are friends. The kids from my church mastered the solution. They have mastered being friends.
Friends smile together
Friends laugh together
Friends eat together
Friends sing together
Friends reach out to each other
Friends… Well I’m not sure what he’s doing, but friends do this I’m sure
Friends slide together
Friends give bunny ears
Friends fight sometimes
Friends eventually become family