Tri-State church leaders spread message of unity during week of division

Tri-State church leaders spread message of unity during week of division

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. LWT NEWS 5’S RICHARD CHILES WAS THERE WHILE CHURCH PASTORS SHARED A MESSAGE OF UNITY DURING A TIME WHEN THE COUNTRY SEEMS SO DIVIDED. RICHARD: FROM THE PULPIT AND PEWS OF AVONDALE, TO THE WORHIP STAGE AT CROSSROADS, FAITH BASED LEADERS ARE SPEAKING TO A DIVIDED NATION, SEEKING UNITY.>>WE ARE HURT BY OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE AROUND US, E SAME WAY WE ARE ABLE TO HURT PEOPLE AROUND US. RICHARD: LENA SCHULER IS SHARING THAT MESSAGE WITH HER UPTOWN CONGREGATION ON THIS SUNDAY. MANY HERE SAY EY ARE SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS.>>IT’S BEEN A ROUGH PAST COUPLE OF DAYS FOR EVERYONE. THERE’S BEEN A T OF OPINIONS, AND CLASHING OPINIONS D STUFF. BUT BEING ABLE TO COME HERE, IN THIS HOUSE OF GOD JUST GIVES SUCH A SENSE OFEAC RICHARD: IN AVONDA, THAT PEACE IS SHARED AT SOUTHERN BTIST CHURCH AS WELL. DOCTOR ROBERT E.BAINES JR. ECHOS THAT MESSAGE>>I UNDERSTAND THE FRUSTRATION, ANGER, DISAPPOINTME. WHEN I WOKE UP WEDNESDAY, IT FELT LIKE A FAMILY MEMBER HAD DIED. RICHARD: A DIVISIVE ELECTIOAND THE HUNG JURY IN THEAY TENSING TRIAL, SENT HUNDREDS INTO THE STREETS.>>WE CAN STILL, AS BELIEVERS, HAVE A PEACE OF MIND AND HAVE A HOPE THAT GOES BEYOND WHAT WE CAN SEE SO THAT WE DON’T HA TO BE IN A PANIC MODE. WE DO HAVE EMOTIONS OF SADNESS AND DISAPPOINTMENT, BUT WE’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE NOW. WE JUST HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS OUR COURSE OF ACTION. RICHARD: BAINES SAYS THAT GROUNDSWELL MUST BE A PART OF THE SYSTEMATIC PURSUIT OF JUSTICE.>>OUR HOPE HAS TO BE IN SOMETHING BEYOND YOU ANME, OUR HOPE HAS TO BE IN SOMETHING GREATER THAN ALL THESE OTHER BROKEN PEOPLE AROUND US.>>WE ARE THE SAME AS BEFORE THE CRISIS HIT. OUR DOORS ARE OPEN TO WHOMSOEVER WILL. RICHARD: IN AVONDALE, RICHARD

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