Domestic violence is more than physical abuse between families
“for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,” Ephesians 5:29(NASV)
By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
It appears to me that we have turned a blind’s eye to the destructive ongoing and continued neglect, dependencies, ill-treatment and exploitation that is occurring in our neighborhoods and homes across this country every second of every day.
Now, when celebrated sport professionals are caught on film displaying, perhaps everyday behaviors it is all of a sudden a problem.
Unfortunately, the brunt of what we are seeing looks like us and plays into the hands of those who deem us as dumb beast who can only run, jump and entertain through physical attributes.
How sad a portrait of diffused talents that once entertained the slave masters like gladiators have now become no more than professional outlaws whose weapons of mass destruction are misfiring leaving in its wake ruined families.
Sadly these type of behaviors are ingrained throughout all sports and all that make up the sporting arena: humans.
I AM NOT SAYING THAT ALL ATHLETES ARE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PARTICIPANTS!
This violence that is destroying families far exceeds the pugilist forum of communicating one’s feelings with hands/fists.
Our homes are breeding grounds of violence through incest, joblessness, apathy in our political process while we are failing dismally in our approach to educate our children through our public school systems as a whole.
This dark overhanging cloud of domestic violence is raining drug abuse, poor health and hatred, which has created a monsoon of overt fear perpetrated by men and women in blue uniforms against people of color and is turning America uglier.
To understand and begin to address the issue of domestic violence in its totality, we have to start with the realization that we are all connected.
In one way or another what we decided to do in or outside of our homes eventually will be established as normal and accepted behaviors for a well and healthy society or we will be liken to Sodom and Gomorah.
“Difficult Times Will Come”
3 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, [a]haters of good, 4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of [b]godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. 6 For among them are those who [c]enter into households and captivate [d]weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, 7 always learning and never able to come to the [e]knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith. 2 Timothy 3:1-8 (NASV)
“Dear God help us to realize that through You we are all connected, brothers and sisters all of us are Your children and You are our Father. Amen” Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
SO THEN LET US PURSUE WHAT MAKES FOR PEACE AND FOR MUTUAL UPBUILDING. ROMANS 14:19 ESV