Perhaps you've heard of the unfortunate display of hatred and racism that has recently taken place in the Forest Park Community. Check out the link here. A bulk of flyers were distributed on car windshields around the community (apparently at night - no surprise there) that described these slanted, misguided views.
I am thankful that I could not locate the entire letter but rather only an excerpt from the news. As a result, I am only able to make a partial revision. Below is my revision to this hateful letter and a challenge to all Christ followers:
Around Racism ALWAYS Pray!!!
Christian Citizens need to recognize and embrace all racial differences or else suffer the consequences of God. Is being hateful and prejudice worth losing your eternity?
Reality is that "Racial Inequality" is sinful.
What if we as Citizens of the Kingdom of God took to the streets also. Not in a violent way, not dropping anonymous and cowardly flyers on cars, but what if all believers, black, white, latino and every other shade and hue banded together to take back our communities for Christ. What we are dealing with isn't a "black/white" or "race" issue: we're dealing with a sin issue. It's a matter of the heart and not just the hearts of those that would leave hateful flyers on cars. It's a matter of the heart for all of us. We're quick to point out what others need to do but often fail to challenge ourselves and think through what our role should be in the healing process:
What if we prayed for our neighbors?
What if we shared the love of Christ with every person we came into contact with?
What if we were very careful about how we joke and what we laugh at?
What if we were very aware of what we teach our children about those of different skin tones?
What if we remembered that what we teach has little to do with what we say, but rather how we act?
What if this community bonded together around the Cross of Jesus Christ and prayed for healing and the hearts of those that would feel the need to express such sinful views?
Listen friends, there is no amount of legislation that will change this community and ultimately our country for good. What we are in desperate need of is the Presence of the Almighty God. God alone will change hearts. #prayforforestpark