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By Tim Gray
Pastor Goldendale Seventh-Day Adventist Church 

We are all in need of mercy and fairness


February 26, 2020

History is filled with atrocities that are hard to conceive of. Ethnic cleansing, massacres, events like 9/11, and planes shot out of the sky. The evening news casts seem to report events daily of the inhumanity of man to man. We want to keep at arm’s length from the real bad stuff. That is not us! We wouldn’t do anything like that. Yet history, like what we have remembered as a nation this month—Black History Month—haunts us. February is Black History Month. The horrors of slavery and racism have darkened the pages of our history as a nation. The voice of Thomas Jefferson, in writing the Declaration of Independence in 1776, still rings in our ears:

“We hold these truths to be s...

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