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Friday, October 24, 2014

A Frank Discussion about Ferguson with TQ the Executive Director of P4CM

Why Wait for Justice in the Ferguson Michael Brown Shooting?

We need the Bible because it is truth. It is Truth with a capitol T, and it gives wisdom, wisdom we need in this fallen world. In the Bible the wisest man to ever lived warned:

Eccl. 3:16 Furthermore, I have seen under the sun that in the place of justice there is wickedness and in the place of righteousness there is wickedness.
Eccl. 3:17 I said to myself, God will judge both the righteous man and the wicked man,” for a time for every matter and for every deed is there.

And well did Martin Luther King Jr. add . . .
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial "outside agitator" idea

So when justice is challenged as it is being challenged in Ferguson, every American is affected and every community needs to be careful not to rush to judgment in trying to arrive at justice. Cops can do wrong and citizens can wrongly provoke cops to use lethal force to stop them. And then there are thousands of scenarios in between both of these extremes. All Americans have a vested interest in making sure our system of justice in all of these scenarios gets justice right.

The Executive Director of P4CM and I try to navigate our way through the maze of obstacles standing in the way of finding justice in Ferguson. I pray that our discussion is helpful for you. Thank you for taking the time to listen.  

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