As the chant, “Black Lives Matter” holds center stage across our nation, there is this growing counter call, “All Lives Matter”. This response derives from those who want to retain their own sense of value and not be excluded from the equation. Does one life hold more value over another life . . . Whose lives matter? This is a question which comes up more often than we may think. We have come to that place where we question the value of a life. Does my life matter more than yours? Does the life of an unborn child matter more than the life of the mother? Does the life of a teenaged Leukemia patient matter more than the life of a cancer-stricken senior? Do Black Lives matter more than All Lives?
Bishop Murray explores faith as identified in Hebrews 11. Faith is the affirmative response to God’s will and Word. Man possesses faith when He takes God at His Word. He explains how we don’t need to see something to believe it. Faith is the acceptance of something simply because God has said it.
Bishop Murray ministers to the power of trusting in God through all of life’s problems. Drawing from Exodus 2:11-17, we learn the difference between a Moses who operated in his own abilities to a Moses who submitted to God and as a result became victorious as God delivered the Israelites out of bondage.
Recent events around the globe highlight the impact of identity-based conflict and call for deeper analysis of the prospects and approaches for achieving “unity in diversity.” Dr. Murray convened a panel to examine the focus on first principles and shared values as the foundation for building societal cohesion in environments of significant diversity.