On this day in which Christians believe the healing breath of God flows over the world for all people, violence not only touches Minneapolis, but many other cities across the Nation — including my city of Madison, Wisconsin; a city in which I served for over two decades.
What on earth is happening?
In the aftermath, this must be a time of deep reflection among all of us on how much systemic racism has infected us. It is like we have found another uncontrolled virus among us and it has made us sick. We are ill individually and collectively as a nation.
To combat this disease we also seek a “vaccine” to immunize us from this plague and institute a system of prevention not unlike that of public health..
Let’s work together and fix this. Together, we can do it.
“Unless we learn to live together as brothers and sisters, we will die together as fools.”The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Let us not continue to be fools.