So about the time we thought the Ferguson situation was being resolved, or at least better, it erupts again.
I know it's different scenario this time, or could it be related? More shootings, more damage, more distrust, more craziness.
Many are getting blamed for all sorts of things. Who’s to really blame? Or is that the real issue?
Both the general public as well as the politicians are taking sides – both or either side. Some explain the situation while others criticize it. Yet others plain get nasty with it shooting words of destruction to each other.
Is this necessary?
Is it really necessary for all the animosity that's going on? All I know is - nothing has changed. I wonder if things will ever change.
I don’t want to put it that way, but as I saw the news, I was reminded of similar incidents that has taken place over the years, decades and centuries. History continues to repeat itself.
I remember the story when Moses delivered the Israelites out of Egypt, and after bringing them towards the Promised Land, and during their wilderness time, many loved him while others criticized him.
Everyone was going crazy one way or another. Some agreed with Moses until they talked to some others that didn’t. Others didn’t agree with Moses until they spoke with those of the other party and minds were changed, I’m sure. Eventually many were consumed and filled with distrust.
Everyone was confused one way or another. Ultimately, nobody knew (at the time) why things got heated in the wilderness when they were supposed to be delivered from their bondage.
Everyone wants to be right
I’m not saying that the Ferguson incident is rather confusing and insolvent. What is confusing is the twists and angles it’s taken for the past several months. People begin to hate each other while all along nobody seem to have figured out the real issue. Or perhaps, nobody has made it plain. Everyone wants to be right.
I’m not even sure who is right and who is wrong. All I know is that the whole ordeal has turned sourer than it was originally for the innocent, not to mention the loved ones of those deceased; meanwhile, America continues to be divided over it. The whole thing has turned out to be something other than it originally was all about.
All I know is that in the end somebody will be right and somebody will be wrong. The question is, will it even matter in the end? It could, sure, for the sake of clarification; however, after feelings are hurt, others destroyed, and the country labels Ferguson for something it never was meant to be, it becomes branded with an unwanted brand. Will it matter then?
Personally, I don’t want to be and “unwanted brand” in the eyes of my friends or even those that still don’t know me. The worse taste in your mouth is liking a brand and discovering that it was not what the label actually portrayed. It's disappointing.
What are your thoughts?
Regardless of Ferguson, should we go on taking hits at each other for the sake of trying to be right, be heard, or knock somebody we disagree with off their high horse?
What would Jesus do in such situation? I welcome your thoughts – but no slandering to others please.
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Alex Colón, Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Teacher, Pastor, Blogger and best of all, Husband and Father of 4. Living the re-Branded life