My thoughts and prayers to the families of all those affected by the violence here in Dallas and beyond. On a personal note, I appreciate Chief Robert Brown, Ben Luna and all the men and women of the Duncanville Police department that serve this community with dedication and compassion. I want to thank the City Manager, all the City staff and the Duncanville community for coming together and celebrating our nation on the Fourth of July peacefully and joyfully. My wife took pictures of the celebration and placed it on my Facebook page and titled it “the Mayberry celebration”. When I think of Mayberry, I think of a place when people know each other, and everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
We have too much anger. We see too many adversaries. We need courage. We need to surround ourselves with neighbors.
It takes courage to face the adversity, to overcome the fear, to encounter the evil and respond with dignity…trusting in the God who promised that He would never leave us or forsake us, that He would withhold no good thing from us, that He would work all things together for good. We all stand on the shoulders of Dr. Martin Luther King, Gandhi and others, but it takes courage to rise up and make it real right here and right now. Pray to receive that courage and respond rightly to the challenge of life.
When you get an opportunity, read Luke 10:25-37. Let’s be that guy. Start now. I will.