“I can’t breathe!”: The last words Eric Garner spoke as he was dying on a NY sidewalk.
I can’t believe it happened again: no indictment for an unarmed black man killed at the hands of those who serve and protect
I can’t sleep . . . again: Injustice keeps me up at night
I can’t do anything: I am a middle class white woman in KY
I can’t do nothing: I must do something
I can’t ignore the cries: of Trayvon, Michael, Eric, …
I can’t stay silent: I must speak out, preach, pray
I can’t imagine: the pain of the victims’ loved ones
I can’t pretend: to know what it is like to live in fear because of the color of my skin
I can’t believe: that this is happening in 2014 in the “Land of the Free”
I can’t know: all the facts, all the feelings
I can’t have faith: in that which is not Truth, Justice, Peace
I can’t fear: that God is not present
I can’t wait: patience is running thin
I can’t hide: my eyes, my ears, my voice
I can’t cry: Jesus weeps
“I can’t breathe . . .”
But I can.
Guide me Great Jehovah,
Tell me not what I can’t do but I can . . . to speak Truth to Power, to stand up to injustice, to be still and know. Use my voice, my hands, my feet, to bring peace to a broken world.
May it be so.
Former international fashion model Rev. Sarah Renfro seeks to boost the body image of young women by educating them on the myths of media and focusing on divine within. She also preaches and teaches about marriage and divorce, motherhood, ministry, and mental illness.