I express my sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Floyd. I pray for the repose of Mr. Floyd’s soul, and that God will send comfort and consolation to his family.
While I support those who seek justice through peaceful demonstrations, we must keep in mind what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taught us about non-violence. It is easy to lash out in anger when confronted by injustice, but the easy thing to do often is not the right thing to do.
Please join me this Pentecost weekend in prayer that the Holy Spirit will guide us to lasting, peaceful solutions to the problems we face as a society. Racism, brutality, murder, violence, bigotry, and disenfranchisement are not Gospel values and must be condemned in the strongest terms. Let us proceed as brothers and sisters, beloved children of God.