There’s no reason why I shouldn’t be serving a life sentence in prison right now. There’s also no reason why I shouldn’t be suffering from some incurable disease. There’s no reason why I shouldn’t be poor, destitute, and lonely.
We must not condone violence of any kind, we must not condone racism or injustice of any kind, but we must also not condone cold and unsympathetic hearts as we try and navigate this moment. We must repent, and do the hard work of sympathizing with the other.