My blog is all about positivity and inspiration, so I purposely stay away from the controversy in our nation surrounding race, police, etc. However, it saddens me that an entire profession gets a bad name for the ones who CHOOSE to make poor choices.
I do not believe ALL police officers, firefighters, etc., are corrupt and crooked. Just as I do not believe ALL Blacks are criminals and thugs. Just as I do not believe ALL Whites are racists. Just as I do not believe ALL Mexicans are here illegally. Just as I do not believe ALL Christians are hypocrites. I could go on.
So much hatred and division fuels our nation. I pray that one day we will all see that we can make a greater difference united, than divided. I pray that as a nation we can learn to settle our differences in ways other than hatred and violence.
You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches. – Dita Von Teese
The same is true for every race, profession, religion, etc. No matter what you do, someone is STILL going to hate you.
You could be the most amazing officer and/or firefighter, like the ones who came to my home this morning, and some people will still think you are corrupt.
You could be the most educated and professional black man or woman I know, and some will still think you are a thug, or a criminal.
You could be the most loving white person I know, and some will still think you are racist.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Martin Luther King
I CHOOSE NOT to hate an entire profession, religion, race, etc., for the ones who CHOOSE to do wrong. This does not mean that I do not believe there are issues in our nation that need addressing. It just means hate is not my choice to address it.
Sometimes I wonder if all the hate will cause those who genuinely love and honor what they do to walk away. If that happens, what would we have.
So again, THANK YOU to the Hispanic female officer from the Harris County Sheriff’s department and the five White firefighters from the Channelview Fire Department who helped me this morning.
I pray for you and every police officer, firefighter, military personnel, etc., who daily risk their lives to protect, care for and serve others. I pray that those of you who choose to honor the badge and profession you represent, will not continue to receive backlash for those who do not. May God bless you and keep you. May God bless America!
NOTE: This post is not intended to diminish the deaths of those who may have unjustifiably died in the past. However, I am grateful for the assistance I received this morning from officers and firefighters and wanted to personally thank them.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21
Have a blessed day!
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