From now on we regard no one according to the flesh.” (2 Corinthians 5:16a)
Each and every individual an Image Bearer of the eternal God. That is why in response to the senseless killing of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, we lament. This is a step of solidarity and support for the Black community within Youth For Christ. Unfortunately, these are not isolated events, but rather a spotlight on the pain that cascades through generations of prejudice and injustice.
Our Youth For Christ family is grieving. But not without hope. We are collectively going to our knees in prayer. Not figuratively, but literally. There is no remedy for hatred, or injustice, or prejudice, or cultural blindness, or bitterness…except the life-giving, life-changing blood of Jesus. He gave His life as a ransom…and so, as an act of worship, and in alignment with the Gospel of Christ, we will kneel together. In an act of confession. With a posture of humility. In a step toward reconciliation.
“Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another.” – Romans 12:15