Dear Father God, the recent upheaval of violence in America is not a black or white issue, but a heart issue. Neither gun control laws made in our capitols, sensitivity training for our officers nor mass incarceration of our citizens will stop it. We the people of this great land have to search our hearts to find what we really believe. How can we say we are largely a Christian nation when we don’t have the love of Christ in our hearts?
-- Arelishia Bridges
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