We are trying to say that the man who held three girls for ten years and raped them is right, not guilty. We are concluding that the person who went into a school and murdered little children and some who taught them is right. Are we concluding that the man who went into a concert hall and murdered many persons should be set free?
The two men who put explosives to injure people just taking part in a race has any justification to do that because they were in support of some kind of organization? When millions of people were sent to gas chambers in Europe, was the man responsible for that set free? No. Some of his followers were captured and punished, and the world came out on the side of those who may have tried to take control of an economy. What has been done in the killing of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-young man, who was just simply walking to his home when he was attacked? His killer was told not to follow that young man, call the police, when he disobeyed orders. Such action of discrimination is similar to the treatment of black people, with discrimination against them during slavery. That killer is facing God himself when he will have nowhere to hide no matter how much he and his rejoicing friends may enjoy their victory. Those who came up with the “Not Guilty” verdict will give an account to God. Why was there no black person on that jury? From this discrimination we can easily see why Jesus Christ, who sinned not, was killed on the cross. This case will remain unjust forever since it has been based on an unjust law.
During the time when black people were not able to ride on transportation with whites, that was illegal until it was abolished. Florida cannot establish a law which gives anyone with a gun the right to provoke a peaceful person without any gun into anger; and when a struggle or fight results, then they arrive at the decision that the one with the gun has the right to kill his opponent if he thinks that his life may be in danger. Have you seen here we are encouraging people to have guns with the intention to shoot to kill as the possession of that firearm gives one the determination to provoke others into confrontation? That could be the reason why so many arrogant people arm themselves with firearms ready to kill someone, maybe because that person is black. There is another reason why too many of us love to arm ourselves with guns as we exist with a hateful disposition, which seems to give us the urge to kill others. Is that true? Well, we have the evidence before us in the number of daily killings that we see and hear among us. A few days ago a woman allegedly paid a police to kill her husband. What is wrong with us that we are so deeply in love with killing others? We are friends, but as soon as there is just some kind of misunderstanding between us we choose to kill. We have other choices when we begin to dislike one another.
To overcome our anger we can take to forgiveness as the solution to defend ourselves. We should try to put our anger under our feet instead of allowing it to remain in our heads where it will surely bring us down with stress and ruin us all the days of our lives. I do not believe that Martin’s killer and his friends can ever be at peace with themselves. They have to be on the lookout always that someone or many are preparing to retaliate. That is the normal thing to do, and we cannot fully control our emotions to remain quiet, which will hold for a while. While that is on, a storm or tornado of feelings may be growing, and when no one takes the lead to do something about Martin’s death, something is about to happen. Rev. Sharpton has already said where he is going, to continue to defend the family of Martin. He never gives up. Here I am deeply involved in the struggle. God is on endless watch. His Son died on the Cross on our behalf, so we can watch with hope and faith that all will be well with Martin who is silent in his grave, while the Infinite Spirit acts on his behalf. Just trying to help in this critical situation that shocks the world for justice, which is coming from just around the corner of life. Rev. Matthew Rae.