My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.James 2:1 (KJV)

In other words, do not practice your faith in Jesus Christ with an attitude of prejudice.

There is so much going on with the killings of black people and police officers and it has riled up everyone in not just that city but across the country.

Christ was not prejudiced. How can we justify our being prejudice? 

The anger that is blowing across this land is toxic and is causing deaths that could have been prevented.

How do we as a people fix this? How do we as a people come together, and make things better?

Yes, there are bad things happening, but there are also good things happening. We must find a way to come together to help each other. 

If you hate a man, then you hate yourself. If you hurt a man, then you hurt yourself.

It takes all of us to find a reason to respect each other. Can we lay down our hatred and come together asking God for His guidance to create an atmosphere of respect?

Don't we know, we all have the same color of blood? We all have the desire to be liked, loved, we all feel pain and hurt. The color of our skin is not the real issue, the real issue is the hatred in our hearts. The anger in our souls.

We don't have to agree with each other on issues, but we must respect the right of each to have an opinion. To shove your opinion down someones throat is in reality a sin against yourself. Why? Because you took your God given right to your opinion and forced it on someone else, it strips you of your understanding of being made in the image of God.

Differences of opinion exist, our positions as human beings are to find ways to come together as God intended to live and glorify Him. What can we do today to move toward understanding and peace in our nation?