Wishing violence upon someone or carrying out a violent act looks NOTHING like Christ – NOTHING.
We are called to be men and women who stand up for the oppressed.
We are urged to be a people unified in their love for those who don’t look like us, think like us, vote like us or believe like us.
The Jesus I read of in the ancient texts is one who would mourn with those families of loved ones lost through all of the violent acts we’ve seen so publicly in the last week. He would be in Dallas, and Baton Rouge, and Falcon Heights.
I believe His heart is broken because we would rather argue about who is right and live in denial of oppression than really look at the system and walk with those suffering in hopes that we could bring more hope, grace, and peace through sacrificial love.