NFL player Benjamin Watson made headlines across the country last year when he wrote an essay on the Ferguson decision.

Now, the New Orleans Saints tight end has gone viral again after posting his thoughts on the situation in Baltimore.

We have major problems as a nation. Yesterday Ferguson burned. Tonight #Baltimore burns. Tomorrow it will be another...

Posted by Benjamin Watson on Monday, April 27, 2015

Watson appeared on "Fox and Friends Weekend" and said that he's been encouraged after seeing the reaction of faith-based organizations in Baltimore and across the nation.

"When I look at that, I'm really encouraged because you see progress being made," Watson said, adding that the love of God is what compels people to reach out and help one another.

What's the best way to get this message to disillusioned young people? Charles Payne asked.

"It's the family," Watson said. "These young people will, at some point, be parents ... Maybe they didn't have family demonstrated to them. We live in a world where a lot of bad things happen. And for one reason or another, maybe they didn't have a father, maybe they don't have a mother, maybe they're in a foster home."

"The hope that we have in the gospel is that no matter where you came from, no matter what your background is, no matter where you grew up, no matter if your parents hated you, God doesn't."

Watch the full video above to hear more from Watson.


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