Scripture for the day is Proverbs 28:15-16

Like a roaring lion or a charging bear
    is a wicked ruler over a poor people.
A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor;
    but one who hates unjust gain will enjoy a long life.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, I say I only want to witness to the truth but it is often just a way to expert power. I express grief and outrage but it too is sometimes a way to exert power. Let all I do be fueled by a desire for love and service rather than power and control. Amen.