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The answer should be you and me. This is long overdue, and it is not easy, but it is necessary. We should be praying for George Zimmerman’s restoration and well being. Before I am trampled by those outraged by the Zimmerman verdict, let me say that I, too, am abhorred that Zimmerman gets to walk free after killing an innocent teen. That is why I took the opportunity to speak at Dallas City Hall for the Trayvon Martin 100 City Vigil as seen in the video below. This does not change the fact, however, that the African-American community — strongly rooted in the church as it is — must not neglect to pray positive prayers for Zimmerman — yes, even in the midst of our hurt and disgust over young Trayvon Martin’s death.
We, ourselves, would be guilty of a great crime if we abused the faith that has brought our people through so many years of oppression ranging from the days of slavery, to the civil rights era, to today. It would be villainous for us to only exercise our faith for our own benefit, for we are not the only children of the Lord in need of grace. If churches around this country are going to call upon the Lord for justice to be served, we must also follow after God’s Word lest we be disobedient children making requests of our Heavenly Father. Yes, Zimmerman committed a great crime, but in the words of Apostle Paul in his letter to the Galatians, “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness,” (Galatians 6:1 KJV).