I can’t understand, as hard as I try.
I can’t understand the feelings and fears of the victims, victims of racism and ignorance.
I can’t know how it is to feel threatened and unsafe … almost every day.
I can’t guess at the pain, fear and anguish some people live with.
All I can know for sure is how much I despise racism and bigotry, hatred, arrogance and ignorance.
It almost makes me ashamed to be human.
I want to do something, I want to help. But I don’t know how. After all, I too suffer from my own human flaws.
I think all I can do for now is listen, and learn, and feel. And keep my heart and mind open.
But what more can I do? I want to know.
So I asked. And Jesus answered.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:9)
Jesus calls me—He calls all of us—to be peacemakers.
I may not yet know the best way to be a peacemaker, but I’ll try, and pray, and hope, and love, as best I can.
For now, I think that’s all I can do. Until He shows me more.
I can’t trust humanity to fix this.
So I’ll trust Jesus.