/ by Whitney Hayward

Yesterday, before a jury of his peers, George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the state of Florida of the murder of Trayvon Martin. From that moment forward, Reverend Margaret Redmond said she knew things today would not be "business as usual" in her church.

"I'm probably going to say a lot of things that are going to get me in trouble," Redmond said. "But if you aren't making at least someone mad, I don't think you're preaching right." 

Reverend Margared Redmond blesses Devin Clark, after asking all the African American men of her congregation to come to the alter Sunday, July 14 2013 at First AME Church. "I don't want to live in a world where I have to tell my son he can't go out at 1 a.m., because someone will think he's dangerous," Redmond said. 

Reverend Margared Redmond blesses Devin Clark, after asking all the African American men of her congregation to come to the alter Sunday, July 14 2013 at First AME Church. "I don't want to live in a world where I have to tell my son he can't go out at 1 a.m., because someone will think he's dangerous," Redmond said. 

Reverend Margaret Redmond becomes emotional before her sermon Sunday, July 14 2013 at First AME Church. 

Reverend Margaret Redmond becomes emotional before her sermon Sunday, July 14 2013 at First AME Church. 

Redmond said she could identify with Trayvon's mother; she has a son, too. "That could be me, any mother in here could be Sybrina."
 

Clarice Anderson listens to Reverend Margaret Redmond sermon Sunday, July 14 2013 at the First AME Church. 

Clarice Anderson listens to Reverend Margaret Redmond sermon Sunday, July 14 2013 at the First AME Church. 

George Wilson stands while the choir sings "How Great Thou Art"  Sunday, July 14 2013 at First AME Church in Pueblo, Colorado. 

George Wilson stands while the choir sings "How Great Thou Art"  Sunday, July 14 2013 at First AME Church in Pueblo, Colorado. 

Reverend Ot Jackson sings "How Great Thou Art" before Reverend Margaret Redmond's sermon on forgiveness and anger concerning the George Zimmerman trial Sunday, July 14 2013 at First AME Church. 

Reverend Ot Jackson sings "How Great Thou Art" before Reverend Margaret Redmond's sermon on forgiveness and anger concerning the George Zimmerman trial Sunday, July 14 2013 at First AME Church. 

Members of the First AME congregation gather at the alter after Reverend Margaret Redmond's sermon concerning the George Zimmerman trial Sunday, July 14 2013. 

Members of the First AME congregation gather at the alter after Reverend Margaret Redmond's sermon concerning the George Zimmerman trial Sunday, July 14 2013.