Once again, we are faced with a needless death a young black man. Shock and grief become overwhelming as we attempt to comprehend how these acts of violence keep happening.
Twenty-year-old Daunte Wright of Minneapolis was killed during a routine traffic stop only miles from where police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for the killing of George Floyd. Lighting candles and sending prayers to the families demonstrates compassion and makes us feel better, but does it make a difference? Why does this continue to happen and what is ours to do?
When we fail to see the value in another human being or expect the worst from others, we interact with words and actions perpetuating those beliefs. We only see, hear, and anticipate responses from the person we devalue supporting our opinions of them. The negative results of this thinking continue to manifest in our society.
We need to recognize and acknowledge the inherent Divinity in each person. Regardless of what we have been told or how they present themselves, we must make the choice to see them as whole and complete, a spiritual being equal to ourselves. Only then will our words and actions expect and empower both ourselves and others to demonstrate our highest potential.
Join us this Sunday at 10:30 as Rev. Maggie Alderman further discusses our Divinity and recognizing everyone’s Spiritual Nature. This week’s message is titled “You Are the Face of God.”
How wonderful would your world be if this were you first thought in every encounter with another person? Let’s uplift our world as we uplift our visions of each other!
You are loved and you are blessed,
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