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Black lives matter

Rejoice Mawire, 1st Jun 2020
Tags: Music Blog Culture Justice Lecrae Rap

If I'm being completely honest, I don't know how to feel about everything happening at the moment. I watched the clip of George Floyd last week and it was heartbreaking, to say the least.

Many black people are hurting from this. Myself included.

There have been many protests happening around the world to promote that black lives matter, and earlier today, Lecrae posted a few pictures from a protest that he attended.

I like a line from his song 'Broken', which we play on xRhythms, that says, “Ain't a soul on the planet / that’s better than another / And we all need grace in the face of each other”.

The message in that line is awesome because it's important for us to remember that we are not better than any other person, regardless of race, gender, or class. We all deserve grace and love from each other.

We've come a long way in how we treat people from other races.

As a society, we've come a long way in how we treat people from other races. But though we may not always see it, racial discrimination continues to happen. 

There is still a need for us to actively give grace and show love to one another.

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A few days ago, Lecrae released a video sharing his thoughts on Geoge's death and the reality of racism.

He made a great point that it's okay for us to feel angry and hurt by this, but it's what we do with that anger and pain that matters the most.

The best response to anger is to hand over those emotions to God.

I believe the best response to anger is to hand over those emotions to God. That's what I chose to do because I know that I can only receive healing for this kind of pain from him.

After doing this, I asked God to show me how I can actively respond to the matter. How I can use my voice and make a difference, not just to speak out that we should take racial discrimination seriously, but also how I can help love and heal the people close to me that are suffering emotionally. 

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You don't have to be black to decide to speak out about racial discrimination. I've been incredibly touched by seeing people from different races come together and stand with their black neighbors.

Show acts of love towards those that are hurting.

Regardless of who you are, you can do the same today. Any support to speak out on this and show acts of love towards those that are hurting makes a world of difference.

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