Notice During the Covid-19 Outbreak
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September 8, 2020
Picture © STEPHEN MATUREN /
Mother of unarmed Jacob Blake who was shot
seven times in the back by police on August 23, 2020
speaks out to the World
Julia Jackson: I Am Praying for You
Our Continuing Monthly Celebration of
International Women’s Day
My son has been fighting for his life, and we really just need prayers. As I was riding through here, thorough the city, I noticed a lot of damage. It doesn’t reflect my son or my family. If Jacob knew what was going on as far as that goes – the violence and the destruction – he would be very unpleased. So I’m really asking and encouraging everyone in Wisconsin and abroad to take a moment and examine your hearts. Citizens, police officers, firemen, clergy, politicians: Do Jacob justice on this level and examine your hearts.
We need healing. As I pray for my son’s healing – physically, emotionally, and spiritually – I also have been praying even before this for the healing of our country. God has placed each and every one of us in this country because he wanted us to be here. Clearly you can see by now that I have beautiful brown skin. But take a look at your hand. Whatever shade it is, it is beautiful as well. How dare we hate what we are. We are humans. God did not make one type of tree or flower or fish or horse or grass or rock. How dare you ask Him to make one type of human that looks just like you? I’m not talking to just Caucasian people. I am talking to everyone: white, Black, Japanese, Chinese, red, brown. No one is superior to the other. The only supreme being is God himself.
Please, let’s begin to pray for healing for our nation. We are the United States. Have we been united? Do you understand what’s going to happen when we fall? Because a house that is against itself cannot stand.
To all of the police officers: I’m praying for you and your families. To all of the citizens, my black and brown sisters and brothers: I’m praying for you. I believe that you are intelligent beings just like the rest of us. Everybody: Let’s use our hearts, our love, and our intelligence to work together, to show the rest of the world how humans are supposed to treat each other. America is great when we behave greatly. Thank you.