Misters Merriam and Webster categorize “they” as a pronoun. A pronoun can refer to a specific person, or it can refer to many people.
But who are “they”? Let me introduce to you, “they”.
They are the innocent people in Iraq who are being murdered for their beliefs and their ethnicity.
They are radical Muslims who are murdering innocents throughout the world.
They are Christians, who unlike Christ, are full of hatred.
They are South Americans who are illegally entering the United States of America.
They are the people who make decisions based upon facts that you or I do not have access to.
They are politicians, both decent and corrupt, who make our laws.
They are families grieving the too early deaths of their children.
They are communities who are scared and confused.
They are law enforcement professionals who are trying their best to protect our society.
They are military members fighting to preserve our way of life.
They are guilty.
They are innocent.
They are you
They are me.
We all need the same things: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).
Today I pray for “them”. From the radical militant Muslims to the American suburbanites. From the homeless veteran heroes to the DC politicians. I will pray for them all because as a Christian, I should love them all, and we all need Jesus (Matthew 5:43-48, Matthew 22:39, Romans 3:23).
In the immortal words of Tiny Tim: God bless us, every one!