God did not intend that we would hate, envy, destroy (with word or act), judge, or kill one another. Yet I know we have all been guilty of these sins in whole or in part. I know we are all capable of such disrespect of God, ourselves and one another. There was a quote at the memorial by Ntagengwa Feresiyani that has rattled around inside of me, "If you knew me and you really knew yourself, you would not have killed me." I cannot know myself without knowing who I am in Christ and who God desires me to be.
Lord help me to grow nearer to you, until your reflection is seen through my life and the lives of my brothers and sisters in Christ, so others may come to know Jesus and we love, not destroy, one another.