Don’t use prayer as an excuse NOT to act in the face of injustice.

………praying and trusting God does not mean we still don’t stand up and FIGHT against injustice and oppression.

I wonder what would have happened if Harriet Tubman and all those good folk on the Underground Railroad, the abolitionists, the Civil Rights leaders, protesters and martyrs had just prayed and left it to God?

I get it. It’s easy to detach and not deal. But ignoring it under the guise of praying and leaving it to God doesn’t help the situation either. So please don’t judge those who are outraged and feel some kind of way and want to take action. Your current freedom came at the cost of many who PRAYED AND DID SOMETHING.

I’m all for prayer and trusting God – as long as it’s not an excuse to keep us from action.

p.s. If we say we worry for our sons and daughters, please stop telling people “just give em over to God”. That’s the equivalent of saying those whose children have been killed in this manner did not give it to God, or didn’t have enough faith, or even blaming God. The cliche religious statements that have no purpose nor do they do anything to comfort the souls and hearts of men. They are easy exits for pseudo ministers who don’t want to get into the depths of human despair and truly minister to those in need. We need to do better.

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