Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Featured | 0 comments

notonOUrcampusI’m sad. I’m angry. And I’m humbled.

I’m sad that some of my dearest friends in this world are demeaned because of their skin color. The men of color that I know are among the finest men that I know.

I’m angry about the persistence of racism in our country despite the profound beauty of diversity and the obvious stupidity associated with ethnic/cultural pride. It’s nauseating. Are any of us so insecure that we must push another down to bolster our own self-worth? We are ALL, “body and soul … marvelously made … sculpted from nothing into something” (Psalm 139:14-16, The Msg).

I’m humbled by the recent incident at Oklahoma University because I was a student there and a member of the Greek system (Lambda Chi Alpha). I have incredible, life-changing memories from those days and grieve how that greenhouse for my spiritual growth has also served as a haven for such hatred. I’m thankful the university is taking such swift action.

It is all a reminder to me that we live in a broken world full of broken people (me included) desperately in need of mending. I know of only one hope … the One who left Heaven, with love for humanity, to endure humiliation like none of us will ever know, in order to save us from ourselves.

His name is Jesus.


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