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Prrotesting Racial Injustice: #blacklivesmatter

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Whatever the distractions of the ongoing pandemic, no one can rightly ignore or safely avoid the persistent racial injustices now being protested across America and the entire world.

Two salient questions pressing on many minds are: ”How do we moderate the injustices?” and ”Through what lens or filter should we view these protests?”

Of course, there are a plethora of opinions out there to guide us – some are useful, others, less so.

However, Christians will do well to heed the wisdom of the Scripture picture below.

Moreover, as created beings and part of the human family, we can avoid the propensity to evil, by listening to the immortal words of President Abraham Lincoln, (emancipation of slaves, defender of the values of human liberty and equal rights for all).

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s (the world’s) wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”

Author: Fr Bunmi Fagbemi