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1 Corinthians 9:26New Living Translation (NLT)

26 So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing.

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Watching the news regarding Baltimore and the riots/protesters/race baiters/thugs/Mayor etc is exhausting.

Many of my FB friends have begun to climb on their internet soap box and declare what “should” be happening. It’s very easy to strategize from the comfort of your own home. Especially the home where social injustice isn’t as prominent. (Not yet anyway)

It’s also just as easy to believe that all black men are thugs and all white men are racist. Neither is true but we only get upset when the other side is talking about our side. We are quick to defend ourselves.

Angry mobs of people didn’t start with African-American so-called ‘thugs”

What about the burning of complete towns in the south by KKK?

The beating of protestors marching during the civil rights movement?

What about the mobs that burned perceived witches in Salem?

Or our teenage kids after winning/loosing championship games?

Many people start riots for different reasons but its like boxing air, what’s the point in that. It has no purpose!

Fighting this way will never get you results.

When anger controls our rational thoughts trouble is soon to follow.

The purpose of most riots is to get “someones” attention. Who’s attention are you getting?

No issue can be solved by violence and destruction. But we will never get to the cause of any issue if we only defend “our side” of the story.

Today, I hope we don’t judge from our homes but pray from our hearts.

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