Every Person is Made in the Image of God
The social unrest in our country and the destruction of life and property are alarming and grievous. The death of George Floyd outrages all people of good will and should be strongly condemned.
Every person is made in the image of God and every life is precious. No person should be treated disrespectfully because of their national origin or color of skin. Racism or discrimination of another human being is sin and must be rejected.
The root of all sin is disobedience to God. The Gospel of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit can change hearts. We are called to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind, and our neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-39).
I urge all of us to practice love and not hate and to do what the Lord requires of you to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8).