A pastor who lives and preaches in violence-stricken Chicago has a word for churches nationwide: evil lives where goodness has fled.
“Where you have no good in the community, good in the school system, evil will begin to permeate,” says Wilfredo “Choco” De Jesus, pastor of the multi-campus New Life Covenant Church in Chicago.
FBI statistics are showing a noticeable increase in violent crime, and there is no better example than Chicago, where 64 people were shot during the Memorial Day weekend, The New York Times reported.
The story explained:
From Friday evening to the end of Monday, 64 people will have been shot in this city of 2.7 million, six of them fatally. In a population made up of nearly equal numbers of whites, blacks and Hispanics, 52 of the shooting victims are black, 11 Hispanic and one white. Eight are women, the rest men. Some 12 people are shot in cars, 11 along city sidewalks, and at least four on home porches.
The prevalence of evil, the pastor says, is what America is experiencing in its culture.
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