My heart weeps as we deal with a horrific attack on the Dallas, TX Police. Dallas is my hometown, not a perfect place, but a city full of amazing people with a heart for others. We continue to pray for the families of all who have been killed or injured. It’s time for all people of faith and compassion for their fellow man to wake up and realize what is happening around us.
There is a lot of controversy occurring with the upcoming Rio Olympics. The threat of the Zika virus has caused many well known athletes to withdraw from participating in the Olympics out of fear for their health and future family well-being. No one should ever be criticized for making the best decisions for themselves and their family, but is this the best decision? Having traveled the world trying to bring health care and love to the less fortunate has given me a very unique perspective to this discussion.
The American political scene highlights a problem that we find in many Non-Profits and Ministries…focus and a strategy where all are on the same page. The one constant in any situation is that there will be opinions and suggestions coming from all angles and it is up to the leadership to determine where to focus its resources and attention. An organization cannot be distracted by constant noise that distracts it from its mission. The same can be said for politics, you see a process right now full of chaos and very little focus. At some point, everyone better decide to focus on the areas of most need and stop the constant bickering over every little issue.
It’s been over 2000 years since God sent Jesus to walk among the people, share the Good News, and to ultimately sacrifice His life for ours. We celebrate the greatest gift ever given on Easter Sunday, but it is the calling to all who know Him that carries forward in all we say and do.