Let Love Reign.
There are times things happened that leaves you with so many questions that no one has answers for. The recent massacre in Charleston is an example of such. Questions such as: why did those innocent people have to die? How will someone think of doing something so despicable? There are so many questions that flood the human mind when tragedy strikes that no one has answers to. One important thing I will like to encourage you to consider every time the Charleston comes to mind is: let love reign.
Choosing to forgive: One thing that was obvious when the family of the Charleston massacre victims spoke to Dylann Roof was that they chose to forgive him. They set an example for us all to emulate, choose the high road of love and forgiveness . The choice is completely ours...let love reign!
Unforgiveness leads to bitterness and eventually hate. Hate only leads to pain, loss of lives, regret and many other undesirable events. It is time to let go of the pain and grievances of the past and embrace a bright future filled with love and forgiveness.
Shaping the future: As the nation mourns this tragic event, one question that lingers on my mind is: how will this event shape race relations in our nation? Whenever Charleston is mentioned today, one thing comes to mind readily is the tragic event that recently occurred. Will this event divide us further or bring us all together like never before? What will the story become if we choose to embrace love, and accommodate people that are really different from us? Realizing that it is absolutely okay to be different. There is beauty in our diversity. I will like to encourage every reader : Let us embrace our physical and cultural diversity and enjoy the richness that comes with it. Let Charleston mark a turning point in race relations in America. Let love reign!
Photo credits: By Dave Allen