Justice is not enough for Trayvon Martin.
Yes, justice is what we all want for Trayvon.
Justice is what he and his family deserve.
And justice is what I’m confident that they will one day receive, hopefully in the not too distant future.
But no, justice alone is not nearly enough for Trayvon.
If his senseless death can somehow lead to anything of lasting value, it will only be an awakening to a much larger truth.
And that is that we are ALL connected.
President Obama touched on this truth when he said that if he had a son, he would have looked like Trayvon. But if we are to learn anything from these past weeks, we must wipe off our collective lenses and see the larger truth as well: Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich’s sons all look like Trayvon too. This is because no matter what color our skin, no matter whether or not we wear a hoodie, no matter who we fall in love with, or even what gender we are, at the end of every day, we are ALL the same.
Not 50 percent the same, 75 percent the same, or even 90 percent the same. No, we are all 100 percent the same. From Trayvon Martin to George Zimmerman to Barack Obama to me to you, there is not one degree of difference between us. We are all just little drops of water tossing around in the same big ocean of God.