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Erwin McManus, Jerome + Angela Davis, Joe Smith | June 1, 2020

This week’s Team night includes a heavily needed discussion between our very own Lead Pastor Erwin McManus. He is joined by Pastor Joe Smith, as well as Jerome and Angela Davis. Tonight Lead Pastor Erwin McManus asks some vulnerable and honest questions about what it is like to live in their shoes. What was first talked about was how each person felt about seeing the video of George Floyd and how he passed. Joe, Jerome and Angela all explain how hard it was to watch the video, but how necessary it was for something like this to be watched and talked about within their own families.

“This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the disregard for humanity” Pastor Joe Smith states. Erwin then went on to ask their opinion, “Are things getting better or worse? Have things always been bad and is it becoming relevant now just because we’re getting it on camera?” Each one of them agreed that this problem has been around for generations, and that we have to fight for these moments so there’s no more George Floyd’s in the future. We’re not okay with this. We’re done waiting for things to get better, we have to move as a nation with the mindset of ‘enough is enough’. We will not let this define us moving forward. Will the process be perfect? No, but we know that the present is unacceptable. We have a future where we can all breathe.

There are many ways that we as society can come together and help. It all starts local. Call elected officials, doing the tedious work of bringing justice is important. If you have children, break the misconceptions that society puts on us, talk about diversity and normalize it. Use your voice, stand up for righteousness and have those conversations. We as a church need to lead the way, create a space for people who can’t have their voice amplified. Create a space to let them know they matter most.

Micah 6:8 “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

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