It's time to comment.
Truth is that I have been commenting on the ridiculousness going down in Ferguson, Missouri...here and there, on Twitter...I also just added an interesting commentary to the SCW Facebook Group.
That said, here's the deal:
It's time for the Police to be able to act like Police and take control of the mess that is now Ferguson.
It's time for the Top Cop in charge to stop pandering to the Media and say what needs to be said: the boy that was shot was not, in fact, a choir boy...and that the people's actions following his death make the whole community look bad.
Rioting and looting do nothing to bring the boy back. If anything, they flame prejudices that already exist and perhaps exacerbate the problem. The truth is that most of the people busy rioting and looting have nothing better to do. I'm quite sure a good portion of them do not have jobs and already hate the police. Therefore they add nothing to the debate, and they only subtract from the general sympathies of those of us on the outside looking in.
It's time to wrap this whole thing up; to pray for everyone involved and to move on. That may sound callous, but it's not meant to be read that way.
I found a Scripture that seems to sum it all up perfectly:
A time to kill and a time to heal; A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to weep and a time to laugh; A time to mourn and a time to dance. A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing.…