This week the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin finally came in. The (former) police officer was found guilty of murdering George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes while George Floyd was prone and his arms handcuffed behind his back.
The murder of George Floyd shocked many around the world. It ignited intense discussions about racial disparity in interactions with law enforcements officers and the justice systems of the Western World. Following his murder debates and protests against structural racism and inequality took place across the globe.
A year on and now that the verdict has finally come in, the question is what next? From a Christian perspective, the evil of racism will continue to exist as long as sin is in this world. In the present, however, the answer to racism is to be found in the radical love of Jesus Christ.
A love that loves the racist but calls and compels him to change his ways. A love that confirms and restores the inherent dignity and value of those who have been oppressed but gives the strength and courage to forgive and reconcile with their oppressors.
If you too find yourself wondering at this time the question of 'what next?'. The answer is to be found in Jesus.
If we want racism to end, Jesus must be next.
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