George Floyd was a regular at Cup Foods. He was a 


friendly face, a pleasant customer who never caused any 


trouble, the store owner Mike Abumayyaleh told 


NBC. But Mr. Abumayyaleh was not at work on the day 


of the incident. In reporting the suspicious bill, his teenage 


employee was just following protocol.

The words "Please, please, please,



I Can't Breathe" 



were the repeated and dismissed 



cries of 



George Floyd, 



shortly before he died. 



"I Can't Breathe" 


is a phrase now used worldwide to protest against 


police brutality.


This horrific episode of violence spawned from racism 


and hatred is an evil act that none of were expecting to 


witness. 

Was this a threat or an opportunity?


Could this be a sick way of glamorizing a murder or 


taking pleasure in another's pain?


Was this deliberate or personal?


Typically when people inflict pain on another, they 


experience remorse, distress or guilt. Hmmm.🤔


With his left hand casually placed in his pocket and 


sunglasses on top of his head (still in place... 


undisturbed), Derek Chauvin callously placed his knee 


on the neck of Mr. George Floyd as if something deep in


 his psyche, deeper than prejudice, led him to violently 


restrain and execute Mr. Floyd, who is clearly not threat. 

Chauvin kept his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for 


8 minutes and 46 seconds. 


Two minutes and 53 seconds of this was after Mr. Floyd 


showed no signs of life


It was pretty evident that Chauvin must have had an 


irresistible urge to killHis oppressively harsh and 


evil behavior seemed to have been so locked-in that... 


it would not allow him to take his knee off of Mr. Floyd, 


thus, turning this incident into a brutal fatality.  



Unfortunately, even with an unprecedented worldwide 


pandemic, recession, unemployment and thousands


dying... amidst this global health emergency... the world


witnessed the last minutes of Mr. Floyd's life. It was a


horrific and disturbing display of an outrageously evil


and beyond brutal indifference to 


human life???


With video and audio evidence, Chauvin, despite 


Mr. Floyd's pleascontinued to sadistically expend his 


efforts in forcefully applying the pressure of his body 


weight on Mr. Floyd's neck, crushing him to death in plain 


sight. 


Chauvin and his three accomplices totally dismissed the


 repeated cries and pleas from this dying man who was 


handcuffed, not resisting, unarmed and pinned face down


 to the ground



What are we missing?



🤔



Mr. Floyd was unarmed, 


not resisting and handcuffed.



The pleadings of onlookers who were shouting for 


Chauvin to stop crushing Mr. Floyd's neck and 


attend to Mr. Floyd were also ignored. Chauvin didn't 


stop. He acted as if taking the law into his own hands and 


performing this violent, very brutal and horrific crime on 


Mr Floyd was justifiable. He seemed undisturbed and 


acted as if he was certain he could manipulate the system 


and blame the victim, thus, avoid prosecution and not be 


convicted for this deadly use of force.


This horrific crime and violation of Mr. Floyd's human 


rights was nothing short of "Mob justice". It appeared 


that  Mr. Floyd's crime became... the color of his skin and 


another notch on Chauvin's belt for exterminating a black 


person.

Chauvin appeared to be ruthlessly and sadistically 


driven and deliberate about taking the law and Mr. Floyd's 


life into his own hands. He behaved as if what he was 


doing was right, and the law did not apply to his cruel and 


inhumane behavior. He showed no regard for the life 


being zapped from Mr. Floyd. 


The by-standers were outraged and in disbelief over


what they witnessed, just as many of us were... and still 


are. One person even commented that Chauvin looked like 


he was enjoying it... God only knows.

Within minutes, Mr. Floyd closes his eyes and stops


 speaking. Even as this dying man became motionless,  


Chauvin acted as if he was gaining some kind of 


emotional benefit by causing pain for Mr. Floyd and the 


onlookers. He kept his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck. 


Onlookers were begging for the police to check Mr. 


Floyd's pulse. Chauvin, in a casually calm and what 


appeared to reflect a relaxed manner... ignores onlookers 


 and keeps his knee on Mr. Floyd's neck, even though


 Mr. Floyd was completely lifeless. Mr. Floyd appeared to 


be dead. Chauvin only took his knee off of Mr. Floyd's 


neck after the EMT asked him to.



When violence is accepted and


 normalized and there is no 



accountability due to qualified 



immunity... some are so 



diabolical they kill like it is a new 


sport. 

This is not a logical thought process, but a narrow, 


irrational, self-loathing, absorbed in the moment situation. 


Chauvin acted as if he was emotionally locked into an 


evil, life-taking tunnel vision mode... no shame and no 


hurry.

Some people feel like they should be 


able to do whatever they want, 


whenever they want... however they 


want because they are unleashed, and 


unconstrained to do as they please.



Rampant narcissism, a sense of 


entitlement, and a lack of 


consideration for others is on the rise, 


and people are not being held 


accountable for their bad, crass, rude 


and inhumane behavior.



Far too many people are acting as if 


they can no longer tell the difference 


between good and evil.



Some have purposely waged an 


all-out assault on morals, values,


and common sense.



It is so unfortunate that in this great 


and free country, where anything is 


possible, we as a society talk about 


crime and corruption and don't realize 


these societal ills are the consequences 


of a system that is rotten to the core. 


The system needs to be gutted out.



A Complete Moral Failure.




This officer failed people of 



all races.


When one has a sense of entitlement coupled with 


resentments one may be prone to use excessive force, 


hostility and/or weapons to control the individual he may 


have had differences with and/or just resented.  


 Could this fixated, oppressive behavior have been some 


grandiose display of egotistical self importance?



The initial press 

release stated that 

no weapons were

used during the

 encounter. It did

 not mention that an 

officer had pinned 

Mr. Floyd to the street and had put his knee on his neck,

prior to his death.

George Floyd died in the streets of Minneapolis. He 


deserved to be treated humanely. His death adds to a 


profoundly long list of color-coded statistics... resulting 


from a weak soul seeking to feel valued by trying to 


devalue another. This is known as a low-grade ego boost. 


Sadly, some depraved souls, who have a diminished sense 


of self, will attempt to elevate themselves by denigrating 


and violating another's humanity.

In Matthew 5:21-26 Jesus amplifies the meaning of the


 sixth Commandment "Thou shalt not kill." He brings out 


that to commit murder means more then just killing


someone, it means having an angry and unforgiving


 attitude towards them. 


"Thou shalt not kill" 


is a moral imperative.


Simply stated, the sixth of the Ten Commandments 


forbids the unjustified taking of a human life.

Regardless of race, gender, color or creed each and every 


one of us should recieve equal treatment in every 


encounter with Law Enforcement. 

Inhumanity and the Misapplication


 of Human Power is Doomed to the 



Righteous Judgment of God.


Mr. Floyd's death sparked global protests and has ignited a 


national discussion on racism and policing.

Pope Francis prayed for George Floyd, in his weekly


Wednesday audience, and called Mr. Floyd's death 


"tragic"... and racism a "sin."

Police officers who commit human rights violations, 


regardless of rank, should face the appropriate 


punishment. Police who commit or order torture,  


abuse and/or purposely kill, without cause or just for the 


sport of it, need a dose of reality. They to be treated and 


punished as the criminals they are. 


There should not be one standard for police who violate 


the law and another for citizens. 

So in everything, do to others what you would have them 


do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets."


(Matthew 7:12, NIV)


Jesus wasn’t simply giving us a rule to follow. He was 


unveiling the purity of God’s love and the depravity of the 


human heart.


 Jesus said: To“Do unto others,” as the Bible instructs, 


means to receive love from God and give it to others—


also known as The Royal Law (James 2:8).

"One Nation under God


indivisible, with liberty and 


justice for all."



















God designed us: to love, to care, to build up, to share, to 


be gracious, and grateful. This is a great benefit to all 


mankind. To do the opposite is a disservice to all.


Before leaving, Jesus told the apostles to make disciples 


from every nation, reaffirming the value of all people.

Diversity benefits society. It


 

prevents stagnation and 



allows for richness and 



innovation... which leads to 



economic growth. 


One of the many advantages of diversity is the 


opportunity to learn from others with different 


backgrounds and perspectives. Without diversity, things 


can become very bland and stagnant.

Racism is a very blatant and pertinent issue in today’s 


society. These issues cannot be healed by denying them or 


saying they don't exist. 


Racism is real, and it is a major problem we can no longer 


ignore. To ignore the pink elephant in the room is much 


like putting a bandaid on a bullet wound.

God does not support the authority of 


any ethnic group above another.

Racism is a sin against God.

Racism denigrates the beauty and majesty of God’s 


diverse creation. As God gives grace in our cultural, 


contextualized expressions, so should we.

The problem of racism can be found in the Bible. God 


chose to work with the nation of Israel, however made it a 


point to tell them that they were not superior to anyone 


else because of this. 


Leviticus 19:34 states “the stranger who dwells among 


you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall 


love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of 


Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”

According to Scripture, God has a 


special place in His heart for the 


downcast.

 


May God lift you up and over any 


storm you may encounter. No matter 


the situation, may you seek God, find

 

rest for your soul and march in 


your truth.

 


May you turn to God and ask where 


the good way is, and never let your 


emotions overpower your 


intelligence. May any problem you 


encounter develop you mentally, 


physically and spiritually.

 


Remember: The antagonists is out to 


steal, kill and destroy. The adversary


 would love to access our minds and 


hearts and get foothold in our affairs, 


and he only needs a pinhole to slip 


through and upset our cause. 



May you follow God's path of peace, 


and may Divine right actions guide and


 guard each of you as you move toward


 that special place.



May your good works be abundantly


 blessed by God.



Stay alert, safe and awake.


An individuals thoughts and actions speaks volumes about 


the individual they come from more so than the person 


they targeted. One can tell a lot about a person by what 


they choose to think and how they choose to treat another.


It is a fact that blacks have high arrest and stop rates and, 


per capita, are much more likely to be injured or die at the 


hands of biased police who may believe that all men were 


created equal, except for blacks.


How would God want us to respond to 


racism?

How is it okay to associate black with guilty and not have 


equal rights to a fair trial?

How many cases of police brutality have we NOT seen?

Dr. King dreamed of a day when police abuse and racial 


violence would be things of the past. “We can never be 


satisfied as long as black Americans continue to be the 


victim[s] of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.” 


 Yet, here we are again, almost 60 years later, faced with 


the same or maybe even greater discriminatory policing


 practices that Dr. King personally faced.


Regrettably, injustice lives on and "Justice for all" 


remains far from being realized.

The criminal justice system and our court systems were 


enacted to enforce the laws of accountability and 


responsibility.

If we cause harm to someone else, civilian and/or police 


officer, we should be held accountable for our actions.

To be accountable means to be 


responsible or answerable.


These deaths are an affront to simple 

decency.

Resisting arrest. n. the 


crime of using physical 


force to prevent arrest, 


handcuffing and/or taking 


the accused to jail.

.

The store surveillance 


video shows officer 


drawing his gun before Mr. 


Floyd exited his vehicle. 


Was it necessary for the 


officer to draw his gun?


It appears that Mr. Floyd 

was compliant and did not resist. The officer sat Mr. Floyd

down on the sidewalk without incident.

According to the video footage, a threat, at that point,


 did not appear to be a factorIt was not until Chavin 


arrived, that the situation seemed to have spiraled 


out of control.


Why did Chauvin pull Mr. Floyd out of the back seat of 


the police car?


Did he take time to gather the facts so that he, being a 


senior officer, could respond professionally, or did he over-


react?

When did George Floyd not comply 


with police orders?



WHILE RESTRAINED BY 3


OFFICERS, UNARMED AND FACE


 DOWN... HELP US TO 


UNDERSTAND HOW 


 GEORGE FLOYD COULD BE 


CONSIDERED A THREAT TO


 ANYONE?

The way Mr. Floyd died was senseless.


Officers bought Dylann Roof, the person who gunned 


down nine people inside a historic black church in South 


Carolina, Burger King hours after the Charleston Shooting.


Roof complained he was hungry, officers went to a nearby 


Burger King and bought the accused mass murderer a 


meal while he was in custody.

Police arrested the mass murderer 


without incident.

Overall, white people are statistically 


less likely to be killed by police than


black people.

Dylann Roof, 21, was apprehended by Shelby police. He 

was charged with nine counts of murder in a mass 

shooting inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal 

Church in Charleston, South Carolina. A racist manifesto 

purportedly written by Roof surfaced on a site that law 

enforcement sources told the Washington Post belonged to 

the 21-year-old.


“I have no choice. I am not in the position to, alone, go 


into the ghetto and fight,” the manifesto said. “I chose 


Charleston because it is most historic city in my state, and 


at one time had the highest ratio of blacks to Whites in the 


country. We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one 


doing anything but talking on the internet. Well someone 


has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I 


guess that has to be me.”

Could it be that some unchecked lawbreakers are 


actually... aggressively scared officers who intentionally


 escalate incidents so they may create an opportunity for


wild justice and fear mongering? 


Could it be a convenience for one to incite and/or 


escalate crimes, in a classic bait-and-switch, which would 


allow them to scream, 


STOP RESISTING...  


to someone who is not resisting?


 Could it be that some are creating non-existent scenarios, 


even if someone is sleeping in a drive-through or stopped 


for a tail light outage, to blow things out of proportion, 


draw guns and have power over people which they would 


not have the courage to do in civilian attire?

The murder of black people seems to be dominating the 

headlines and many of those murders have yet to see 

justice.  

Why?

In far too many cases, a traffic stop, by the wrong officer, 


could turn into a prelude to wrongful incarceration or a 


death sentence, very quickly.


We can no longer sit idly by and allow a few bad officers 


to create double standards and systemic racial profiling 


in our system of justice. 


We cannot allow fear-mongrels to put on uniform, with 


hidden agendas to terrorize the lives of innocent people. 


This is a disgrace before God!

The fact is, police officers react differently to white 


people who are pulled over as opposed to black people 


they pull over. For those who refuse to acknowledge the 


dehumanizing inequalities… just imagine what you would 


feel like if the situations were reversed. 


When people say black lives matter, it does not mean blue 


lives, white lives, red lives, yellow lives and brown lives 


don’t matter. All lives matter is an accurate statement, but 


this is not a matter of devaluing or comparing lives. When 


blacks people have encounters with biased people within 


the judicial system and police officers, it becomes very 


apparent to black people that they can't or won't see the 


humanity in black lives. Black lives have been grossly 


undervalued and to try to rationalize the horrible injustices 


is just wrong and mean-spirited. 


How would you feel if the police 


patrolled your community the way 


they patrol the black community?



Imagine this as being your experience 


in the United States of America?

 


How would you feel if every move 


you, your child, your brother, sister, 


mother, or father made had to be made 


with severe consideration for their life


 being threatened or taken by those


 who are to preserve law and order?



Far too many bad police officers 


routinely hurt and maim black people. 


How would you feel if the police and 


the justice system treated you as they 


treat blacks?


YOU WOULD BE OUTRAGED!



Black lives are at risk. Blacks are twice as likely to be 


hurt, arrested or killed by an officer. It is said that there 


are more black Americans in the United States justice 


system than there were slaves in 1850. 



The "Black Lives Matter" slogan is to raise 


awareness of the violence and discrimination blacks 


regularly face in the United States of America. This is a 


fight against injustice.



Black lives matters denounces systemic racism and police 


brutality, that is excessively used against black people. 


Let us be honest, many whites have unearned advantages 


over blacks, and when it is brought to the light... some 


tend to deflect, dismiss, misunderstand and read into it... a 


whole different meaning. That is cruel and selfish. It 


is time that we all look through a more righteous lens 


and stop deflecting the real issues minorities have to face 


when they interact with bad officers.



The big "aha" is that blacks are racially profiled and are 


more vulnerable to less than transparent judicial 


processes. Blacks are disproportionately targeted and 


subjected to biased and corrupt police bullying.



Let us not miss the point, black people 


are being murdered and brutalized by 


police who in many case get a slap on 


the wrist. These are real lives that are 


being taken. These are mothers, 


fathers, sisters, brother, aunts, uncles, 


sons and daughters. These are lives


 that have been ripped away from their 


loved ones either through wrongful 


incarceration or tragic acts of 


violence. 


Contrary to what some may believe... 


Black people are also a part 



of God's amazing creation. 




Whether all humans accept 



it or not... black lives really 



do matter and should not be 



subjected to blatant 



injustice, treated with 



contempt and/or regarded



 as subhuman, 



that is the point.


Awakened people worldwide are 

focusing their attention on calls for


justice.

Hatred consumes itself.

Hatred or hate is a profoundly bitter and emotional


 dislike directed against individuals, groups, entities,


 objects, behaviors, or ideas. It is often associated with 


feelings of animosity, and it usually derives from


 misunderstandings, suspicions, and fear. 



Hatred is evil, despicable, diabolical 


and devilish. Hate is spiritual suicide.


Deep-seated aversions to different races, tribes, colors, 


genders, languages, cultures, etc., may actually be a 


response to fear that those qualities one may see in


 others... also exist in them.


Speaking from the Vatican, Pope Francis addressed people 


in the United States and said he has “Witnessed with great 


concern the disturbing social unrest in your nation" in the 


days after Floyd, 46, died in police custody when a white 


Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for more than 


eight minutes.


“My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to 


racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend 


the sacredness of every human life,’’ the pope said during 


the audience, held in the presence of bishops because of 


the coronavirus restrictions on gatherings.


African American men are usually 


presumed guilty from the moment 


they encounter some police officers. 



Skin color should not constitute a 


false and/or fatal arrest. 


Hate crimes and/or death sentences, initiated by 


people with hidden agendas, should not be the fate of 


blacks just trying to live in America



Black mothers, fathers, sisters and/or brothers should 


not have to be troubled of what appalling development 


the morning may bring.



Black people are being subjected to cruel, cowardly, 


torturous, gruesome, racist and angry people disguised as 


police officers... hiding behind the badge. 



SHAME ON YOU!



To treat the color of one's earthly tent as a crime... is 


foolish, petty, ignorant, hellish, disgraceful and just 


wrong on all levels!


What a major discredit and disappointment to the upright 


and dedicated police officers who would never betray or 


dishonor their profession. It would be beneath their 


dignity to betray their badge or public trust. 


There are, indeed, police officers who hold themselves


accountable for their actions and do extraordinary work. 


They would not even  consider stooping to the level of 


brutes. 


Upright officers protect with courage, serve with 


compassion and are respectful to all. Their words and


 actions are guided by an internal sense of honesty, 


decency and morality. They are sincerely committed 


to serve, protect and improve the quality of life for all 


citizens and the agency they serve. They are upright men 


and women... not cowardice, self-appointed "wannabe


terrorists" who hide behind uniforms and badges to 


perform evil deeds.

It is a crucial time for our nation 



to collectively seek God's divine 



intervention.


Fannie Lou Hamer

It would be beneath a true leaders 


dignity to employ "divide and 


conquer" tactics which pit different 


races and ethnicities against each 


other... it divides humanity.

Spirit makes us relevant to anyone, anywhere, anytime.


 The Scriptures affirm the fundamental equality of all 


people before God. God's Word is very clear in telling 


us that no one is insignificant. Every single person is 


important, vital, and valuable to God. 

The civil rights movement was a 


struggle for social justice that took 


place mainly during the 1950s and 


1960s for blacks to gain equal rights 


under the law in the United States.

Over six decades later, blacks are still 


experiencing blatant injustices in their 


daily lives!


No one can pass through life 



without leaving tracks 



behind.



Will the tracks we leave 



be helpful to those coming 



after us...in finding their 



way? 


Are we living as 

Our actions and/or decisions may affect others, and those 


effects may change the world around us.

Consequences can be either positive or 


negative for every choice we make 


and action we take. The outcomes 


depend on what one has sown. 



If we sow evil... we will eventually 


reap evil. Whatever we intentionally 


do to others...we will reap, and we will 


all be held accountable before God.


 No one will escape the consequences


 of their choices.

When we are about to make a choice, let us think of the 


consequences of that decision and ask ourselves, 


“How will this decision affect me and those around me? 


Am I doing this for the approval of a secret society that's 


bent on restoring inequality and abuse?


Will the ripple effect of this decision glorify God or man? 


Am I asking for God’s will to be done or only my will, 


regardless of the consequences?”

There is One God and Father.


We all share and depend on the same Divine Creator. All 


of creation are a part of God's exquisite and divine plan. 


God gives pure love, life, breath, and spirit to 


everyone. 


God transcends all as well as emanates 


in all, not just a select few.


Every thread of humanity is guided by the unspeakably 


tender hand of God. Everybody's story is important in 


this huge, rich, beautiful, and diverse tapestry. Every 


individual is like a thread and each thread has a vital 


contribution to make. Each thread has possibility. Each 


thread can make a positively good difference.

We believe that we fall short when we take a narrow view 


of the world and give in to stereotyping. Given that... one 


cannot rise above destructive and violent rhetoric. We 


believe the idea of difference, worldly isms, and class 


privilege are interlocking systems of oppression. They 


appear to be natural; however, they are, in fact, socially 


constructed and are used to rationalize inequality and 


all kinds of isms.

Let us not limit ourselves and be a 


disservice to the Kingdom of God.

May we embrace the common thread that weaves the 


complex tapestry of life together.

Our nation cannot stay on its present 


course and expect to continue 


experiencing God's blessing.



In these perilous times, with so many 


storms on the horizon, it would befit 


us to wake up and realize that the 


enemy, Satan, is still busy at work, 


more than ever, and he wants to 


divide, confuse and stir people up.



Satan does not stand in the truth, 


because there is no truth in him.


When he speaks a lie, he speaks from 


his own resources.



Satan is the father of lies. He is a 


deceiver and master in sowing discord 


and hate. Lies, deception, divisiveness


 and evil doings are all consistent with 


Satan's character.



Satan is darkness, and the darkness 


hates light. Satan is not only 


deadly, but often is so well 


camouflaged... many people do not


 even see him.


Satan loves to get people caught up in 


his snare so that his devilish intentions 


can still be carried out.



Satan is both a lion that devour and a 


serpent that deceives. Many 



unsuspecting individuals are 



blind-sided by Satan's Spiritual 


attacks.

We cannot abandon God... and think


it is wise to look to the government


 to heal our land.



It is imperative that we humble 


ourselves and acknowledge our need


and dependence on God.


The time is now for our nation to 


recognize that we cannot fix ourselves.




Let us not allow the spiritual decay in 


our society to drag us away from God


and God's foundational principles.



America, let us anchor ourselves


 in God, again. Let us include God in 


every facet of our lives. 



In order for us all to live the abundant 


life God has for us... and clear a path 


for the next generations...we must, 


individually and collectively,


 make God our first priority, always.



Seeking God first and keeping God 


first is an experience that will 


revolutionize our hearts, minds, and 


lives!

Regardless of what our politics may 


be... God has the capacity of speaking 


things into existence, not just galaxies 


and life forms, but solutions to any 


problem we could ever have...



individually and collectively. 


We believe, with God in the forefront of all of our affairs,


 we can rise above narrow and habitual ways of thinking 


about other beings and free ourselves from identification 


with the temporary state of our physical forms as we 


remember our true nature.



Truly, the world is in trouble, our 


country is in trouble, our 


neighborhoods, schools, and families 


are in trouble.


 Let us all, genuinely, pray for the 



revival of our families,



communities, cities, states, country, 



and our world.



As we surrender all to God, the 



Creator of all things,Who is above all 



things, Who rules over all things,



and governs all things... then we will 



truly be blessed with the security, 



freedom, and peace our country and 



this world consciously or 



unconsciously seeks.



May we, as a nation, pray and 



surrender all that we think, will, say, 



feel, and do to God.



May we overcome the "racial" 


ignorance, stereotypes, prejudices, 


injustices and hatred that satan is 


using to divide and destroy us.



God is our peace and God is able to 


change hearts and make not only our 


country, but our world a loving, 


peaceful, and healed land.

We are all the work of God's hand.


-- Isaiah 64:8. 


We believe that now with advanced technology, nuclear 


energy, and computers as factors in society, we must seize 


the moment and become intentional about embracing and 


celebrating all races and cultures. We believe, inclusion 


propels us forward in Unity to our Divine Destiny.

Now is the time to lead our 


country toward behaviors


that will honor Almighty God.


We believe God's love extends far beyond the known and 


observable realm of worldly barriers and designations, 


i.e., race, tribe, creed, color, gender, language, age, 


culture, disability, political beliefs, educational 


background, or socio-economic differences, experiences, 


or realities. 


We believe God is Truth, 


and God's Truth is trans-cultural.



We believe if something is true, it is true for all people, in 


all places, at all times. We believe Spirituality transcends


 the material aspects of life, the diversity of race, color, 


language, and sect, and helps us realize the dignity of 


each individual.

 

This typically means being less self-serving, overcoming 


ego, overcoming self-righteous indignation, elevating our 


consciousness, and emulating the characteristics of our 


Creator, God.


We believe there is One God and Father from whom 


all things are. We do not believe in being held captive by 


tradition.


When our attitudes and actions are 


consistent with the teachings of 


Jesus... we can share, act, and come 


together. 


We believe everything that is needed to build 


a culture of peace already exists within each one of us. 


We believe, God is ever-present within us all, and God’s 


reign is universal.


“The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof” 

(Psalm 24:1).

God's sovereignty is not limited to a single nation, a single 


country or certain people. God is the Lord of all the world, 


for God is its Creator.


Whether we are conscious of it or not, we are all 


interconnected, living the human experience, breathing the 


same air, and eating food grown out of mother earth... and 


no matter how far away we live... every one of us are 


literally sharing her.

Every tribe, nation, and tongue emphasizes the concept of 


wholeness, entirety, or all-encompassing.

We can no longer give the enemy a foothold over our lives 


and nation... enough.

May we lift up our current president to 


God almighty.

As the movement for racial justice and equity gathers 


momentum around the globe, may we continue to pray 


and know that God and God alone is the ultimate Master 


of life.

With so much conflict and mental, physical and spiritual 


poverty in the world... let us pray for godly people to 


occupy and lead our nation under God, indivisible with 


liberty and justice for all. 


May those in leadership lead with God fearing discerning 


hearts and wise minds. May God touch the hearts and 


minds of our nation's leaders and remove wrong people 


that are corrupt and living in opposition to God from 


every influential position. 


 May we pray for God's guidance and blessing on our 


nation and our world as we face these uncertain times. 


Let us pray not only for our nation to honor God, but for 


those who are in authority in any way. Let us pray that the 


kingdom of righteousness be manifested in their hearts as 


they receive the wisdom of God and lead our nation 


uprightly.



May all who are in authority realize and focus on God's 


infinite goodness within themselves and within all 


humanity.



It is important that we keep not only


 the United States of America in our


prayers, but the whole wide world in 


our prayers. 



Think about it,


Jesus embraced others with a radical 


disregard for their race, tribe, creed, 


color, class, religion, language, age, 


culture, disability, political beliefs, 


educational background, or 


socio-economic differences, 


experiences, or realities. 



"Jesus ransomed people for God from 


every tribe and language and people 


and nation."


Revelations 5:9


 

Let us pray that all who are in 


authority, world-wide will bear 


the marks of God's love, presence, and 


power, and not become susceptible to 


lies, chaos and evil undertakings, but


 advocate for peace, love and justice 


for all.



Through the wisdom of God may all those in authority of 


this land be unified in thought and purpose to properly and


uprightly govern and guide this world. May they all do 


what is good and acceptable in the sight of God.




May God bless our nation and our world as we return and 


follow God with God-fearing, humble hearts. May we, as 


nation and world, act in obedience to Almighty God.


From this day forward...


May Divine right action guard and 


guide us all as we turn our hearts 


towards God, and may our greatest 


desire be to open our hearts and allow 


the Spirit and power of God to flow in 


our lives... forevermore. 

Jesus teaches, “And just as you want 


men to do to you, you also do to them


 likewise” 


(Luke 6:31).

Lyrics:


God is able, God is able 


God is able and He won't fail 


God is able, God is able God is able and He won't fail 


Tell me who can make a mountain Move out of my way 


And who can make a miracle Because of my faith 


And when the doctor says no Who can still say yes 


And when I'm in trouble Who's right there to help me pass 


every test 


God is able, God is able God is able and He won't fail 


Tell me who can make a river Out of a little stream 


And who can tell the clouds To roll back so that the sun 


can look at me 


And who can tell the wind to whistle through the trees 


And when I'm in trouble who is the same God That will


come down and rescue me 


God is able, God is able God is able and He won't fail 


He won't fail He won't fail Don't you dare give up 


Don't you dare give in 


God won't fail God is able, God is able 


Tell you God is able and He won't God won't, He won't 


fail 


God won't, He'll never leave Never forsake you 


No He won't fail He'll be there till the end God won't fail, 


He won't fail


Songwriters: SMOKIE NORFUL

© Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

For non-commercial use only.

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'We cannot 


tolerate or turn a 


blind eye to 


racism': 


Pope Francis 


condemns George 


Floyd's death.

Murder is the 


unlawful killing 


of another human 


without 


justification or 


valid excuse, 


especially the 


unlawful killing 


of another human 


with malice 


aforethought.

According to 


several news 


outlets, Derek 


Chauvin and 


George Floyd 


knew each other 


and didn’t get 


along. They


bumped heads” 


when they worked


 security detail 


at the El Nuevo 


Rodeo restaurant 


and nightclub.

According to the 


owner, Chauvin


was “extremely 


aggressive” while 


on duty at the 


club. 


"Chauvin had a 


tendency to flash 


his temper and 


overreact to 


situations". 


'He sometimes 


had a real short 


fuse and he 


seemed afraid,' 


she said.

Could this 


have been  


deliberate 


and/or 


personal?

Police 


brutality


According to 


Wikipedia, 


Police brutality or 


police violence is 


an umbrella term 


to describe any 


unjustified or 


intentional 


harassment, 


verbal 


assault, 


physical/mental 


injury, property 


damage, or death 


suffered due to 


interaction with 


the police. Police 


brutality is a form 


of police 


misconduct 


involving undue 


violence by 


police members. 


Police brutality is 


an extreme form 


of police violence 


involving 


physical 


harm or death to 


person or 


animal. It exists 


in many countries 


and territories, 


even those that 


prosecute it. 


Although illegal, 


it can be 


performed under 


the color of law.


What is a 


brute?

A brute [bro͞ot]


is a cold-blooded, 


savagely violent 


and uncontrolled 


person who is 


characterized by 


an absence of 


reasoning and/or 


intelligence.

Mr. Floyd:


 “I can't 


breathe 


man.   


Please!"


can’t 


breathe,”


“I cannot breathe. 


I cannot breathe.”

First-degree 


murder occurs 


when a person 


kills another after 


premeditation and 


deliberation.



Second-degree 


murder is the 


charge when the 


killer had malice 


aforethought, but 


not premeditation 


or deliberation.



Third-degree 


murder occurs 


when a person, 


without intent to 


effect the death of 


a person, 


nevertheless 


causes death by 


an act that is 


“eminently 


dangerous to 


others” and


“evince[es] a 


depraved mind, 


without regard 


for human life.”



Voluntary or 


non-negligent 


manslaughter is a 


killing committed 


in the heat of 


passion or during 


a sudden quarrel 


that provoked 


violence.



Overview


All of the 


prisoners 


currently on 


death row and all 


of those executed 


in the modern era 


of the death 


penalty were 


convicted of 


murder. 


Historically, the 


death penalty was 


widely used for 


rape, particularly 


against black 


defendants with 


white victims.

Inhumanity is the 


state or quality of 


being inhuman or 


inhumane; cruelty.

Inhuman 

treatment is a 

cruel act; 

deliberate 

infliction of pain 

and suffering. 

It is cruelty. 

It is abuse, 

ill-treatment, 

 ill-usage and 

maltreatment. 

It is just 

WRONG!!!


The Bible 


attributes the 


origin of man to 


an act of direct 


creation by God: 


“And the LORD 


God formed man 


of the dust of the 


ground, and 


breathed into his 


nostrils the breath 


of life; and man 


became a living 


being” 


(Genesis 2:7).


From one 


person 



God made 



all 



nations 



who live

 


on earth.


Discrimination 


always involves 


some form of 


exclusion or 


rejection based


upon a negative


 judgment toward 


a person’s gender,


 age, religion, 


race, nationality, 


handicap, etc.



Discrimination is 


dehumanizing. 



When we treat 


people differently


solely based on 


race, gender, age, 


etc., we deny the 


value of who they


are as an 


individual.



Discrimination 


hurts. Whether 


discrimination is 


subtle or overt, 


people know 


when they are 


being 


discriminated 


against, and it’s 


painful.

Diversity did not 


stop Jesus. 


Jesus always 


included people.


Only a relatively 


small percentage 


of Americans 


have no 


moral sense... no 


scruples about 


practicing 


exploitation, 


cruel 


treatment  


and inhumane 


behavior against 


those whose skin 


tone is different 


from theirs... how 


petty.

The vast majority 


of us, regardless 


of skin color, 


religion, family 


background or 


any other factor, 


truly believe in 


equality across 


the human race.


Compassion is 

the concern for 

the sufferings or 

misfortunes of 

others.

Empathy is 

having  the ability 

to understand and 

share the feelings 

of another.

To be 


marginalized is to 


be relegated to an 


unimportant or 


powerless 


position 


within a society 


or group.



.

Justice is a 


concept involving 


the fair, moral, 


and impartial 


treatment of all 


persons.


Corruption is the 


dishonest or 


fraudulent 


conduct by those 


in power.


Racism is the 


antagonism 


directed against a 


person or people 


on the basis of 


their belonging or 


being a part of


 a particular 


racial or ethnic 


group, typically 


one that is a 


minority or 


marginalized.


.

.

The more we see 


ourselves as 


God's 


masterpiece... 


we will live 


our lives

 

through and for 


God. In doing so, 


we will graciously


contribute towards 

God's greater


 purpose. 



An arrogant 


person is often 


rude and very 


fond of 


offending 


others. They 


cannot take 


abuse, but can be


 abusive and very 


condescending to 


others.


According to my 


research, this 


kind of


arrogance is 


sometimes 


used as 


coping 


mechanism for 


people who 


are secretly 


insecure. Their 


insecurity is 


disguised as 


confidence, self-


worth, or 


self-importance.


Justice for all is 


about us all and 


for us all.



One does 

not have to 

be black, to 

see 

injustice.

Do unto others as 

you would like 

them to do to you 

(Luke 6:31). In 

other words, treat 

all like you want 

to be treated, and 

more than that 

treat all as God 

has treated you.

Our lives will 


change 


tremendously 


when we truly put 


God first and set 


our mind's 


attention and our 


heart's 


affection on God 


and God alone.