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.
I love you, and I pray God’s Peace upon you.
God bless you,