With each tearful testimony, I think of what happened on that street in Minneapolis, as regular people watched heartless authorities while a man died unjustly. And I remember what happened on a street in Jerusalem two millennia ago.
Was this decision made with Christian mercy in mind?
To be witnesses to the resurrection we must utter our 'No' to state-sanctioned violence, racism, oppression, injustice, and all that endangers life and creation.
While I am moved to get off the sidelines today to speak out about the corruption in football, I am repeatedly tackled to identify every other area of depravity in which I need to step out of the sidelines and into the arena to proclaim a better way.