We are a nation living in the depths of incalculable pain. More than 103,000 of our brothers and sisters have lost their lives to the pandemic. Forty million people are now among the ranks of the unemployed. Our economy is in a free-fall most days. And now, because of the tragic killing of George Floyd a week ago, the racial injustice that has been near the boiling point for decades has exploded into rightful peaceful protests, along with the destruction of communities through the senseless acts of vandalism.
As a people, let us take a stand in seeking equal justice for People of Color. Let us reach out in understanding of each other as we seek to move forward in a country that is built on the belief that all are created equal. Most importantly, let us pray for healing in a nation that is hurting.