We need You Lord to help us to live peaceably, joyfully, justly and not to return evil for evil but good for evil. Amen.
Then Simon Peter drew a sword and slashed off the right ear of Malchus, the high priest’s slave. But Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword back into its sheath. Shall I not drink from the cup of suffering the Father has given me?” (John 18:10-11)
Read: Acts 15:22 – 17:15
Relate: [This was originally written days after the NY incident with Eric Garner. I have added and edited some to include more recent incidents]
It happened in Ferguson Missouri. Riots ensued. Then Eric Garner, after breaking up a fight, was arrested in New York City. He was angry and yelling but he was not being violent. They took him down. As they were cuffing him at least eleven times he cried out, “I can’t breathe!” Eric was choked to death. The whole thing was caught on video, but a grand jury once again refused to indict the officer who…
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