What kind of activists are we bloggers?
The Chicago Tribune article titled, A black man forgave a white cop who shot and killed his brother, reported what occurred in the courtroom after the white cop was found guilty.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to compare King Solomon 3000-year-old observation about chance to this sad occurrence and to reflect on the purposes of blog posts written to inspire righteousness vs. evil. .
I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.
Moreover, no one knows when their hour will come: As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds are taken in a snare, so people are trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly upon them. (Ecclesiastes 9:11,12)
Hatred stirs up conflict,
but love covers over all wrongs. (Proverb 10:12)
What’s My Point?
Reading about this story reminded me of the day I self-parked my car in a public garage and mistakenly believed when I returned that my car was stolen. I discovered my mistake when I finally decided to go back to the elevator and have the garage security call the police. When I pushed the elevator button it dawned on me that I was on the third floor instead of the second floor where I parked my car.
My car was not stolen, I had somehow mistakenly gotten off the elevator on the wrong floor.
I do not know anything else about the cop or family or any of the details of this trial. Frankly, I have empathy the victim’s family and the cop. The cop who mistakenly was on the wrong floor when she entered the apartment and stated she thought was hers, and shot the victim believing he was an intruder.
I then thought of a King Solomon observation of life 3000 years ago to compare to this sad occurrence.
My point is not only about comparing the chance error. It is about what the Tribune Columnist reported what the brother of the victim said to the cop while at the same time outside the court angry activists were inspiring to bring about hatred of the judge’s sentence of ten-year sentence being too lenient.
What the Columnist Reported
“Speaking during the sentencing phase of the trial, barely able to keep his composure, Jean (brother of the victim) laid out feelings he had not previously expressed even to his family.”
“I don’t even want you to go to jail,” he said. “I want the best for you. … The best would be giving your life to Christ.”
“Perhaps it was for the same reason the African American judge embraced Guyger at the end of the trial, too. And for the same reason a black female bailiff was seen stroking Guyger’s blonde hair after she was found guilty of murder.”
“And for the same reason some family members forgave white supremacist Dylann Roof for shooting up a prayer meeting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine people.”
In My Opinion
The reason the brother forgave the cop was there may have been a Bible activist in his life who inspired him to believe “in spiritual acts of forgiveness,”.
Read the Source Links below are links.
Have you ever experienced a chance encounter in life that did, or might have ensnared you into an evil time or circumstance?
Are we bloggers activists to inspire forgiveness or hatred on our blogs?
Regard and goodwill blogging.
Finding God’s Forgiveness
Don’t Let Your Anger Mature into Bitterness
Bible Verses on Forgiving Your Enemieshttps://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-Verses-About-Forgiving-Your-Enemies/