Shaming people into silence will place us all in bondage. Grace is needed now more than ever, and is urgently calling you. What will you do? How will you respond? Let’s hear what Grace has to say for such a time as this.
Celebration is our breakthrough word for today, Family. According to Webster’s Dictionary, celebrate means “to honor, to hold up.” Many of us need the breakthrough of celebration in our own lives. Celebrating others is the key to getting this breakthrough for ourselves (just make sure you are doing it for the right reason: which is, because it is the right thing to do).
And right now, the lives that need to be celebrated the most, are those of our precious black brothers and sisters. In order for all lives to truly matter, black lives need to matter more than they currently do. So join me at the OWB to help celebrate those who currently deserve and need it most!
When we were growing up, my two brothers and my sister and me, we would always try to get our mom to tell us who was her favorite. Whenever any of us would ask her who was her favorite, she would always respond “the one who needs me the most at that moment.”
I have agonized over these past weeks to find the right words to say, and I have struggled, because no words can ever be the right words in proportion to the atrocious act of barbarism that has been committed against Mr. George Floyd, Mr. Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other Black Americans.
Right now, the black community needs us the most. They are our favorites right now in this time of great need. We owe it to our precious black brothers and sisters to lift them up high and comfort them. And because of this, Black Lives need to matter most right now.
To my wonderful black community, I am so sorry. And I am here for you. Black Lives DO Matter, and they matter to me.