Should we protest a protest?

[Paul wrote:] “Is is possible that there isn’t one levelheaded person among you who can make fair decisions when disagreements and disputes come up?” 1 Corinthians 6:5

imageIn 1 Corinthians 5, Paul writes that just because someone is acting stupid (promiscuous, crooked, greedy, etc.), it is wrong to ignore or accept their behavior, because as we like to say, “What goes around, comes around.”

Paul also stated, “I say this as bluntly as I can to wake you up to the stupidity of what you’re doing.” In Ferguson, Missouri, people are reacting to the tragedy of an 18-year old black teen who was shot and killed by a city policeman. What began as frustration and disbelief turned into demonstration and for a minority, riots.

As the riots in Ferguson continues to grow out of control, ┬áthe governor of the Missouri has called in the National Guard to protect the community and the people from possible bloodshed, looting, and destruction. I pray these trained military men and women can begin the process of making peace and mopping up a bad situation–an unfair stain on a city striving to provide a safe and prosperous place for all the people.

Lord, help us stop and adjust our thinking before causing more problems for our life journey. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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