Act Like Men

Tuesday, June 02, 2020 Bryan Hudson 1 Comments

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 (ESV)

This season of challenge has spawned a renewed boldness in Black men of faith and wisdom. Many of us have decided we are not going to live one more day without speaking the truth in love, addressing evil head on, and do what is necessary. The murder of the Black man George Floyd reminded all of us African American men that we, and our sons, are subject to similar treatment by those who seem to believe we need to be controlled, managed, or require permission to act.

This is the reason you see Black men and preachers standing tall right now. We know the alternative of silence is not only unacceptable, but it is complicity with the status quo. While immature people are REACTING from a place of raw emotion and missing the opportunity to progress, we are grown men RESPONDING from a place of righteous indignation, godly motivation, and intellectual discipline. 

What many of us are doing now is consistent with the Spirit of Christ who gave us authority to overcome evil, protect the vulnerable, and defeat works of darkness. (Psalm 82:3-4, Luke 10:19)

The best is yet to come!


Other suggested reading and listening:

African American Males in Authentic Context

Are Conversations About Race Helpful or a Distraction to Effective Action?

How to Put a Big Dent in Bigotry and Racism

Incomplete Narratives, Misplaced Focus and "Racial Division"

No, We Don’t Need to Have a Conversation About Race by Michael Harriot

(AUDIO) Current Affairs: A Kingdom Perspective by Pastor Joel A. Brooks

1 comment :

  1. Black men stand up & be counted as being bold as a lion!