If one’s perceptions of women are characterized by inequality and contempt, that is fertile soil for oppression, violence and other forms of mistreatment.
There are many reasons we all do what we do, and the best way to understand a group of people is to learn about their history. Some Black churchgoers who dress up may do so for one or several of the reasons listed above. Whether we are Black people, or non-Black people who hope to one day live in a more culturally inclusive society, the best way to influence our future is to understand our past.
I’m not going to try to put words in Jesus’ mouth, to guess what he might have said, or tell you what he thought. Because I don’t know. And that’s been intriguing me lately. Why didn’t Jesus talk about sex? Christians today seem so eager to talk about sex – ok, well, eager to be … Continue reading Why Didn’t Jesus Talk About Sex?
The people you attract are a reflection of where you are. If you desire new or different friends, spend some time articulating the qualities you want them to have. Write a list if need be. Then determine which of those qualities you also reflect. If the qualities you desire in a friend don’t match your own personal qualities, you’ve got some work to do.
As long as what you do and who you are evolving toward meets the deepest need within you to become the fullest expression of yourself, you will find peace in whatever you do. All leaders will undoubtedly meet challenges and naysayers; and all leaders will always find people who appreciate them and know the value of what they have to offer. When you remain clear about the mission for your life and for your calling as a leader, you will also know that the spirit in you is greater than anything that could ever come against you.
We may not get it right all the time, but if we can clearly see road markers on the path, when we find ourselves off course, it is easier to make a course correction and get back on track. We aren’t looking for folks to tell us what to do, but we don’t like to play the guessing game either.