Please note: The name of the perpetrator was not used out of respect to the real victim,
Trayvon Martin (February 5, 1995 –February 26, 2012)
As all of you have heard by now, the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case has been rendered and man’s justice has spoken: NOT GUILTY. The perpetrator of this crime was found not guilty. When I received the news, I was experiencing an incredible reconnection with intimate friends. We were dining and enjoying the late evening by the water when my friend,Melinda R. casually glanced at her phone and sadly, informed us of the verdict. The meaning had to sink into me, as seasoning on a piece of meat. Our spirits dimmed as she continued to sulk while reading from her smartphone the published article. That was Saturday, July 13, 2013, and it has taken me two days to not rely on my heart but rather search my mind deeply, to provide a response to the world.
First and foremost this incident is about a violent act. There is no way around that one. Next, and most importantly this issue is about healing. God could have not scripted this any better.
As a nation we are torn, on many political and non- political matters; race and guns are both large and unresolved issues in our country. Both of these variables were key ingredients in the criminal case which played out in the national and international media. I have seen the tweets on twitter, facebook, instagram,emails. I have heard the conversations and most importantly I can feel the emotions from all who believe and feel that this was not the right verdict.
I implore all my readers, friends and family members to please remain poised and fill your selves with positive forms of expression. There are many combinations of a bad element which exist in our country today, many which are the undercurrents of racial disparities from the decades before. We have to know that the one way to dismantle this machine of violence and fear is the address it directly. Support your NAACP, have peace meetings,speak positively, write letters of supports to Trayvon’s family, if you are going to use social media, use it positively, we never have given Peace a true chance.
Peaceful resolve is a continuum, if we would have never heard about this case all of us would have continued to live our lives according to our beliefs. Now that we have been ignited by this case we must continue to push forward for peace and against prejudice.
In my day to day life all of you are aware that I deal with the issue of violence and healing, thus this is the ideal moment and time for me to remind myself that positive is the only way out of a negative situation. I want to do my part in encouraging all of you to remember that The Martin family needs our prayers and support. We have to meditate on the good energy of God and send forth that positivity to them. As for the perpetrator in this case there is never any rest for the weary, please know that this individual will never ever have a safe moment, or ever be able to know the joys of living his abundance he will always be a prisoner to his mind and understanding that he affected a NATION.
I encourage all of your look deep, and dig hard, exercise control over aggressive emotions be advised the Justice exhibited in this case was man’s interpretation however ultimately the Justice which was created by God has a confirmed time and hour to show and show out.
Here are some quotes about Vengeance. I encourage you to meditate on them and then wait on the Lord.
AlariceVidale de Palacios
“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who isevil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
For we know him who said,“Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.”
Be angry and do not sin; donot let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love yourneighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.
But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers,idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns withfire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes. Then they will know that I am the Lord, when I lay my vengeance upon them.”