“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
In light of Dr. King’s birthday, I wanted to share a blog post Scott and I wrote together in July 2016, right after Micah Xavier Johnson shot and killed 5 police officers and injured many more in Dallas, TX. I pray and yearn for the day where we see people the way God sees us – as His beautiful creation.
Three weeks ago, our world was rocked as one man decided to act out his hatred by shooting several innocent people in Dallas, TX, killing 5 police officers and injuring many more. That same week, I was on a youth mission trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. There were 15 of us, acting out our love by working on someone’s house and also leading a VBS and summer reading program at a local church.
Posing with Ms. Gloria in front of her new porch
Although Micah Xavier Johnson and our youth group were both trying to make a statement, our intentions, motives, and actions were very different. He specifically targeted white police officers, out of anger regarding the recent police shootings of black men, stating he wanted to kill white people. We specifically targeted lower income families (through the help of TeamEffort – a ministry that runs youth mission trips)…
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