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2 Law Enforcement Officers Shot, one in the face, one in back, in Ferguson. Is there a Tipping Point? Light & Love must be our response.
Ferguson is again in the news from late night headlines as 2 officers have been shot. According to reports, one officer has been shot in the face and the other has been shot in the shoulder. How many people have promoted the anger that we are witnessing? It appears that the media is capturing the events, the imagery, and pushing it. During the engagements of gunfire, a video captures the live events that took place as these events unfolded. Moments after muzzle flashes shined into the night, the video captures a bystander stating, “….acknowledgement 9 months ago would of kept that from happening…” This is not how we are to respond; not as human beings; not as the Body of Christ. If we respond in anger to the anger and hatred that is fueling the environment, we are only making it stronger. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
As we see the violence and uproar of voices increasing in America, the Department of Homeland Security has released a video on how people can respond to a situation if an armed gunmen enters the workplace and begins to randomly kill innocent bystanders: Run, Hide, or Fight. When we look at the past events in America: the borders of America, Fast and Furious, did they know these events would soon come? Many are the injustices that have happened in America; both in our present day and our history. This is true. We have to be mindful of those who are using the pain and injustices of others to promote and fuel their own agenda. It is basic Alinsky Tactics 101 to push us to respond in anger. As the Church, we are not to respond with the world’s mindset, but, we must respond with compassion and wisdom. Hear about the timeline of events that took place, a perspective of police officers some may not be aware of, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: Ferguson, injustices, ISIS, Saul Alinsky, Grand Theft Auto, police officers shot, bars, how the church must respond, and so much more. Greg and John shared in this segment. See more, related content and articles for this article.