How fitting it is that today is the Feast Day of the Holy Innocents, the day in which the Church remembers the children slaughtered by Herod in his attempt to kill Jesus.
On this Feast Day of the Holy Innocents, the family of Tamir Rice, an innocent child murdered by the state, learned that they would not get justice.
The Holy Innocents were killed and never received justice. It seems that humanity hasn’t progressed much since the first century, and the relative apathy many Christians have to the continual murders of innocent unarmed people of color in the United States demonstrates that “Christian values” are currently more aligned Herod’s than with Christ’s.
Yet, on this day I have hope that one day we will no longer awake to learn that innocent lives have been taken, one day we will have a state that does not murder its own citizens, one day all children will be safe to play in their own neighborhoods, one day all innocents will get the chance to live life free from fear and oppression.
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