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It’s Okay to Be Angry

Our country is reeling right now. As if the global pandemic wasn’t challenging enough, the senseless murder of George Floyd has turned our country upside down. So how are we, as followers of Jesus, supposed to respond?  

First, it’s totally appropriate to be angry. Scripture confirms in Psalm 4:4 and Ephesians 4:26 that there are times when all of us become angry. Jesus Himself was angry at the money changers in the temple—an anger that could only be described as “righteous.” 

Anger is only constructive, though, when it motivates us to focus on a specific problem and offer a solution. That’s what those of us involved with Forward Edge have been doing for decades. Outraged by the injustice of a billion children trapped in extreme poverty—children who in some cases are sold into prostitution or domestic slavery by their own parentswere motivated to do something about it. Outrage alone would have been understandable and appropriate. But would it have been enough?  

In the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, those of us who follow Jesus need to let our anger motivate us toward constructive action. It might be personal expressions of love and solidarity with our African-American friends, along with a willingness to listen and learn. It might be fervent prayer that God would give our nation’s leaders the wisdom and courage to implement reforms that purge injustice. Or it might be repenting of the pride, insensitivity, and prejudice in our own hearts.  

Crises are always opportunities for something good. Right now, each of us needs to ask and respond to the question: What good is God calling me to do today? 

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Transform a Child's Life Through Sponsorship

Hola (hello), my name is Iliria

  • location

    Mexico

  • 17 yrs. old

    05-10-2003

Entered the program: June 2019

Iliria lives with her parents and 5 siblings in two singleroom tin shacks. One room is used as a kitchen/dining and living room; the other is a bedroom. The bathroom facilities are outside.
Iliria’s father works as a bricklayer and her mother stays home to care for the children. Having such a large family is a financial strain and Iliria and her brother, Erick, have to work when not in school to help provide for their needs.

Iliria's siblings, Monica, Erick, and Samuel, are all in the Trigo y Miel program.

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