Officer Xavier - #LetThereBeLight
This post originally was on facebook, but here's the whole story.. I was heart broken by the senseless deaths, police brutality and fear and hate spreading quickly.
Fact: I was going to write a long, heartfelt, and heart broken blog post about how scared I am that my son could be the next victim of police brutality, senseless killing or freak accident.
I've taught him police officers do more than just shooting bad guy, in fact, real police officers hate pulling out their guns because they don't like hurting people. They're here to protect and serve. When he asked what that meant, I said,
I'm not ready to have a conversation with my son about how he's possibly a target. I'm not ready to admit that one day I can't protect my son from any decisions that he's made.
Fact: I'm doing my best to instill respect and honesty into my children so that when people see my kids, speak to my kids they'll know them as fun, energetic, well-mannered and God fearing.
Today he expressed how he liked protecting and serving. He enjoys helping and caring for his baby sister. He enjoys opening doors, reminding me how strong he is and how much he loves helping.
I'm doing my best as a parent to make sure if and when he becomes a police officer he'll be one of the good ones.
I chose to allow God's glory shine if not by my answers than by my actions. When I do things I hope that they see God through me. I want to see people the same way God does.
As a Christian how am I supposed to react to these situations other than what God has said repeatedly.
I'm not perfect the farthest thing from it, but I'm trying to be Genesis 1:3.
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