This week, a demented young White man walked into a traditionally Black church in Charleston, SC, and killed nine people who had welcomed him into their Wednesday evening bible study. He was on a mission to kill and to instigate a new civil war.
Six women and three men lost their lives due to this man's proclaimed racism and hatred of Black people.
The families of the victims have chosen to forgive the shooter. Most of us might not have the courage to do that. They are to be applauded.
In the mean time, while US flags flew at half staff, the Confederate flag at the State Capitol continues to fly full mast. Speaks volumes.
Forgiveness, however, is not the same as justice. The shooter is in custody and will eventually pay for his crimes…against the people, the church, and the United States.