Why We Need the Disturbing Voices of the Protestors

Why We Need the Disturbing Voices of the Protestors

Dear Friends,

As many of you know St. Louis is presently sitting on a powder keg. After the killing of Michael Brown, Aug. 9, 2014, by Officer Darren Wilson, people are taking to the streets expressing their anger in growing numbers. While this happens many in the church are praying for peace in their neighborhoods, not understanding that something much greater is needed and that is repentance resulting in justice.

The fact is there can be no peace without justice and there can be no justice without repentance. For that reason Jesus said over and over, “repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand.” Repentance is a powerful theme throughout the Bible. It is not just about the admitting of wrongdoing but also committing to making changes that prevent further harm.

The Scriptures are filled with cries of the suffering, who are the disturbing voices in our affluent society. If we truly listen, these sounds of suffering can break through our walls of indifference enabling us to become the salt and light that Scripture speaks of. As discomforting as it may be…

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