By Mrs. K. G. Moore
My reasoning for this statement is that America is only great for the ones who think they are more superior than others. As of today, America is still far from being great. In fact, it’s worse than I’ve ever witnessed. The world was built on a foundation of love by God. People all over the world have started a new movement because of everything that’s going on. Kate Smith wrote the lyrics, “God bless America, land that I love.” Well, It’s easy for some to say that because they’ve never experienced rejection, been used as a scapegoat, witnessed hate crimes, called names or had to wonder why. Some of God’s children have been treated inhumanely.
Mrs. K. G. Moore (Courtesy Photo)
My grandmother and grandfather witnessed some of their siblings being sold. They were never seen again. We really don’t know who we are because our grandparents had to take on their owners’ names. Yes, we say Black Lives Matters too. Our ancestor’s struggles made them a stronger group of people. I hear people saying and singing about loving God, but they hate their brothers and sisters. According to Genesis 1:27, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female created he them.” We are all sisters and brothers in Christ. If, we love God like we say we do, sing about someone we haven’t seen; hate our brothers and sisters we see everyday; according to scripture, “We’re a liar and the truth isn’t in us.” God loves us all unconditionally. I cannot imagine how much God’s heart is grieving everyday.
Social media is unbelievable because there is so much hatred and name calling toward each other. At times, I can hardly speak about what’s happening. I don’t fear the Coronavirus as much as what’s going on in this world today. One way for America to be greater is for all mankind to understand that no one is more superior than the other. There have been so many changes because of protests. There used to be unseen police brutality, excessive guns, ruthless crimes, statues being destroyed, street name changes and hate crimes, however, until the hearts of people are honestly changed, there will always be animosity and hate amongst mankind.
We should all try to practice the golden rule: “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do you even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” My mom knows what it was like to walk to school in the scorching hot sun, freezing cold weather and pouring rain. The White children rode the bus to school. The bus driver would purposely drive through puddles and splash water on them.” The students would let their windows down and yell out the windows, “Hey nigger,” point their fingers and laugh. At the age of six, we had to walk approximately four miles a day to and from school. My grandfather constantly attended meetings pleading, and eventually convinced the neighbors to sign petitions to get a school bus on our route. Children are not born with hate in their hearts. At one time, a four year old Caucasian little boy said, “My dad said I don’t have to listen to a Black person.” We’re not saying all lives don’t matter, but apparently there’s some who don’t think so. Sadly, there are some who just don’t care and are still missing the message. We just want to be treated fairly and equally.
It’s the will of God that everyone lives in peace amongst each other. We all have the same color of blood, we all love, we all hurt, and we all are made in the image of God. My child means as much to me as anyone else. Walk in our shoes and see how you would handle a life of rejection. As long as we have life, we have hope. We are different colors, but one God, one faith and one baptism. I pray God’s grace and mercy continues for the United States of America. Black Lives Matter, too!
Mrs. K. G. Moore
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