Friday, November 11, 2011
I was privileged to have conversation with a young lady earlier today whose chosen path is public service. She is still in college, getting ready to graduate but is very clear on her chosen path. Specifically, she has an interest in education, recognizing the inequities in the educational system and the way in which certain sections of the population are undereducated.
What is noteworthy and admirable is that this young lady is not waiting until she fulfills her career dreams and is an elected official. Right here and right now she has begun to make a difference. She works with young people who are poorly educated in school and helps them to move beyond where they are and where their circumstances seem to allow them to be. She is teaching them and helping a younger generation dream bigger dreams and prepare for college.
This raises some questions. How are we faithful in the here and now with what God has entrusted us? Are we serving faithfully or are we waiting for that big moment.
What type of care and concern do the students in our ministries show for those who are underserved and how are we encouraging them to be involved in an ongoing way, whether small or big, to bring change? This would be to walk as Jesus walked.
If our students are underserved, how are we inspiring them and practically helping them to move beyond where they are?
Loving God, Loving Neighbor
Developing Faithful Leaders for a Diverse Church and World Now and in the Future