Psalm 3:3 New King James Version (NKJV)
3 But You, O Lord, are a shield for me,
My glory and the One who lifts up my head.
If you haven’t seen the movie “Selma” by now, please go check it out. It is a phenomenal film whereby you sit and watch and think that is only 50 years later and we are still fighting some of the injustices that occurred then. But, then you realize that then is now and we are living in a perpetual cycle trying to bring light to the injustices that are still affecting us as a people. Have we truly overcome?
I’m not a proponent of violence. I support equality in every way. But, I don’t want us to sit back and not think that there is still work to be done. Until everyone is treated equally, we will always have situations like Ferguson. I know some people may think, “Why do you care? You’re not like Michael Brown.” No. I am not. I’m also not Eric Garner or Renisha McBride. But, I am my my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper. What affects them…affects me. We are all interconnected.
You truly saw this if you watched the Oscar’s Sunday night and saw the performance of “Glory” by John Legend and Common. It was better than hearing it at the end of “Selma”. It was a powerful song (that did win the Oscar for original best song) that gave you vivid images of things as they were and still are.
“Selma is now for every man, woman and child. Even Jesus got his crown in front of a crowd. They marched with the torch we gon run with it now” – Common
Note: If you can’t see the above video, please click on the title of this email to see the video of John Legend and Common performing this song on my website.