“Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.” The Golden Rule seems to have been shoved to the back of the jewelry box, becoming entangled with worthless pieces such as, prejudice, rage and intolerance.
Some ascribe to an “eye for an eye” mentality, but that’s just a poor excuse to inflict the pain one feels onto someone else. It only proves to make us blind to the fact that every person is valuable, every person deserves to be treated with compassion and respect. Every person matters. If God took care and delight in making us black, white, brown, yellow and every shade in between, who are we to decide that one is better than the other?
Despite the color of skin and ethnicity we represent, we have this key commonality; we all bleed red. It’s disheartening to see that the needless spilling of blood has become a daily occurrence. It needs to end. RIP Alton Sterling, Philandro Castile, the five Dallas police officers and countless individuals that lost their lives because their value wasn’t seen by another. You all matter.