The concern is valid. How do you answer this question? I believe black lives matter. Evidently there are people who believe that if you don’t take this position, you relegate some to the back of the bus. Rather than challenge their perspective, which is their right, I really want to say broadly that All Lives Matter…including lives in the womb.
On an even broader scale, who then do you love? In the reference to the second, third, fourth, and fifth questions of Jesus in Matthew, we find the following:
Matthew 5:43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’
44 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?
47 And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?
We’re called to love, respect and validate that all lives matter…even to having the same interest in our enemies. That would change a few international arenas. Maybe it’s time that All Lives Matter…