I just watched a movie – THE BIRTH OF A NATION—and now I feel sick.
As I think back to my racist past, watching this movie only reminds me how much black folks suffered years ago and how wrong it was.
Now, even the idea of humans being sold turns my guts. It’s a sad reality that people still profit from human trafficking.
Without the Lord, solid Biblical teachings and education, the atrocities of our past will continue.
The ideology that some come up with, like Hitler, Isis and other groups throughout history, cannot be destroyed by bombs or war or more violence. An ideology is just that—an idea that grows. You may bomb the results of the idea in one place but that will spring up as the same ideology in another place.
There are still skin heads and Hitler loyalists even today after many decades. Without proper education and good sound moral teachings in the schools, history will, without question, repeat itself and we as a society will continue to destroy one another.
Today history lessons in schools are slowly removing the past of WW1 and WW2 as if they never happened. Instead only current wars are being taught. Our heroes of the world wars are almost all dead and many are being forgotten. I, for one, refuse to let that happen and I always will honor the veterans for what they did for us.
When I educated myself, and discovered the truth about the sick ideology that I had fed into for so many years, I was in shock, disturbed and devastated that I had any part in supporting those ideas. I can’t turn back the clock, but I can do my best to undo some of the wrongs.
We need to educate our kids about all aspects of history even if our schools will not. We need to be certain they understand the ideas of the past that drove humankind to kill each other by the millions. We are responsible for teaching our kids to love one another and to respect all nations and people.
I pray to the Lord that the system will change and that the schools will soon see the error of their teachings and better prepare our students to become morally wise, contributing and compassionate members of society not just productive....mbr
HEADING HOME (For a while!)
Really looking forward to my next mission trip to Newfoundland. My home turf.
As usual, it will be an emotional time for me. Always is when I return home. Every time I go back I face a new/old demon, but I have to do it.
Part of my trip this time will be a visit to Her Majesty’s Penitentiary where, growing up, I spent some time. I still have nightmares about that place.
When I’m back ‘ome I will be speaking at 14 outreach events. Can’t wait. I’m looking forward to spending time with my people. I know the welcome mat is always rolled out for me – gets better every time. I feel the love more and more, and you can’t beat that Newfie pride and the respect people show me for what I am trying to do.
I left a loser and a complete failure many years ago but now I return as a winner thanks to the Good Lord above!