Connect for the Cause

As humans, we are homogeneous creatures. We are naturally drawn towards and prefer to be with other people who are like us. I’m Black. I like being around Black people. Quite frankly, it feels safer. But just because it’s most comfortable does not mean it is right to live my life trying to avoid people who aren’t like me. We have to move ourselves out of what is comfortable in order to have any meaningful relational development with people who aren’t just like us.

Perfect Protest: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing

This is something I’ve struggled with these last few days. What is the perfect protest? What is the recipe for the savory treats that are palatable for the majority to take and eat ye all of what needs to change? My reading of history has not provided me any perfect answers. The way we combat the forces of evil may vary, depending on the circumstance. Not every battle is the same fight.

VALUE BETTER

How would you describe the life of Jesus? How would you say He lived, while on earth? Is there anything we can learn from the life of Jesus that we can apply to our own lives? When we are faced with various life situations or faced with decisions to make, one question often presented is “what would Jesus do?” Now, depending on your personality and how you’d like the situation to turn out, you might say something like, “well we don’t know because JeSuS nEvER wEnT tHrOuGh tHiS.” It would be unproductive, but you might say it lol I’m not picking on you; I’ve said it too.

TEACH TRUTH.

I am interested in increasing my understanding, in pursuit of The Truth. This is not a Paul Pierce stan page. I’m talking about the truth truth! Jesus has a better crossover, He’s more consistent from the deep, and has more impressive victories. Ok… not Ray Allen either... Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus is The Truth.

CLONING JESUS

Do you remember Dolly the Sheep? Dolly was a sheep cloned by scientists in 1996. She was a pioneer. Cloning animals has become pretty common place since then. Now we kind of try to avoid GMOs, but this isn’t a soapbox for that topic. I bring up Dolly because she (brace yourself) reminds me a bit of Jesus. Yep! I did it. I compared a sheep made in a lab to the Lamb of God. You’ll be alright.

Heart. Mind. Soul.

What’s the first thing you learned how to do as a kid? There are so many things I was taught and learned as a kid. I’m not sure I could pinpoint what the very first thing was, but I’m willing to bet I remember how to do it. In fact, at this point, it’s probably something that comes second nature. When we are first learning to do something, there are often stages of learning that we build upon as we go on.