Television host and actor Terry Crews referenced a story of Solomon to urge Americans to reconcile or else, “We’re going to kill what we have.”
During The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Terry talked about his controversial tweets from 2020 about racial supremacy during the Black Lives Matter protests. He also apologized saying it was a mistake to tweet those at that time.
However, the 53-year-old also explained his motive for his tweets. He then urged Americans to reconcile and explained what reconciliation meant.
“If we don’t start this movement with the idea of reconciliation, we are just postponing a greater war,” Terry said. “And my whole thing is I didn’t hear a lot of reconciliation. Because reconciliation doesn’t mean agreement.”
Story of Solomon
To further explain his point, he then cited the story of Solomon and the two women fighting over a baby. Both women insist that the baby was theirs so the wise King had a plan in mind.
“So Solomon, the wisest man says, ‘Okay, what we’re going to do is cut the baby in half. And I’ll give you half of the baby, and you get the other half.’ And one woman said, ‘Yes, that’s the way we do it.’ But the other woman said, ‘No, no. Save this baby. Save this baby. In fact, give it to her.'”
King Solomon gave the baby to the woman who wanted the baby to be safe despite having to give him/her away.
“That’s reconciliation,” Crews said. “It doesn’t mean you get the result you want. It means you’re saving it because dividing it is going to kill it. But when I look at America, dividing it is going to kill it. … We have to reconcile, we have to – white and black, male and female, Republican [and] Democrat – we have to find a way to reconcile, or we’re going to kill what we have.”
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Reference: Christian Headlines