“Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. Then the LORD said to Cain, ‘Where is Abel your brother?’He said, ‘I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?’ And He said, ‘What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground.’” + Genesis 4:8-10 + 🙏🏿💔 It’s been three days since I saw the video of George Floyd’s murder and I haven’t been able to get this image out of my mind.
This black man was begging for his life, screaming “I can’t breathe” 15 times in the 9 minutes that a white man, who had taken an oath to serve and protect him, forced his knee into his neck and snuffed out his life in a manner which can only be described as demonic.
George Floyd was slaughtered on camera.
The other bystanders aside - three other officers also utterly failed to stop their colleague from this violation of humanity. We are not ignorant so as to think that these murders have been in isolation, nor are they unique to America – here in Australia we are no strangers to a history of systemic hatred, institutionalisation and genocide.
We are not all one race, but we are all one family - we are members of the same Body. Dr Martin Luther King Jr said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” It is heartbreakingly clear that we are desperately in need of love, the only force powerful enough to change the hearts of those that would not hesitate to commit pure evil like this.
This is calling to “not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21). Irrespective of whether or not the Minnesota Justice system takes the action they action that they should against these four police officers with full force - they will have their day before God the true Judge, as we all will.
We can only pray for the sake of George Floyd and his family that justice is served and that after centuries of oppression this narrative may finally begin to change.#alllivesmatter #mypiece #blackamerica #freedom #georgefloyd #usa #speakup #tragic #blacklivesmatter #racist #murder