In the United States, incidents between white police officers and black citizens have become increasingly common, generating outrage from the African-American population, who have taken to the streets to protest.
Many have become revolted because officers of the law, who should protect and help without judging by race or social position, have been involved in unfair actions that led to the deaths of many innocent people.
Recently, during a simple traffic stop, a desperate woman transmitted live through Facebook, her boyfriend being shot by a white police officer.
This is one of the many cases that have generated a demand for a solution to this problem, though it is not new to this country, which has always faced the controversy of discrimination and racism.
In the midst of so much violence and distrust, the Universal Church has worked tirelessly to help the distressed and desperate, regardless of color or social status.
You cannot solve a problem by creating another one. We have to use the strength of our intelligent faith and not the strength of our arm.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4.13
The heart and emotions say that you have to fight, protest… But the question is: Since ancient times, has the external fight against racism and prejudice solved or changed anything? NO! You can try to cover it up, but that won’t resolve the problem.
When you use your own strength, you are using the weapons of emotion, which will only generate more problems. But when you use an intelligent faith (an internal power), you are part of the solution!
Last Sunday (7), we consecrated three bishops: Bishop Ricardo Teixeira, Bishop Alberto Menezes and Bishop Rohan Taylor.
Three new officers of the Altar, that are going to fight for those who are suffering, discriminated and desperate.
May the God of the Bible bless you all!