November 24, 2014
On Day #314, I mentioned Ferguson, MO, as we traveled by that community. Today the final ruling from the Grand Jury was announced. Regardless of the decision, there is pain, anger, reaction and destruction.
For me, memories of painful events as I grew up in a time of similar unrest filled my mind and heart. It hurts my heart that relationships cannot be formed and celebrated, but instead fear and mistrust prevail. There is also anger that after so many decades of attempt things seem to be little better in many places. There is the reaction of praying for what must be a frightening and disheartening time, no matter which side of the coin you are on. And destruction, senseless destroying of homes, businesses, and hope.
How God must be saddened when we fight! How God must be saddened when we hate instead of love as God so desires for us to do!
P.S. Several days later, this link was posted on a friend’s FB page - well worth the read: http://www.khq.com/story/27489010/nfl-player-benjamin-watsons-ferguson-post-on-facebook-goes-viral#.VHbBwg-fGVA.facebook