“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved. . .” (Mark 16:15,16)
COMMENT: Today we are going to tackle a very sensitive subject. Some may even call me an unflattering name because of my stance. Since I am African American, racist would be inappropriate. Of course, I could be painted with the same broad brush used on Bill Cosby and be called an “Uncle Tom”. What is that old childhood adage?: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Many of the national black leaders blame the plight of the inner city dwellers on racism. They say that the crime and poverty are due to the bias that exists in America. It is my opinion that this kind of “victim mentality” does not get to the crux of the problem. The problem is moral decay. I’m convinced that the enormous rates of incarceration, high school drop-outs and HIV infections are a reflection of just one startling statistic that speaks volumes: 70% of Black children are born out of wedlock. What do you expect to get when you have children raising children? And to add misery to injury, there is no male input. The family is the basic institution primarily responsible to produce viable individuals. Of course, the answer to any earthly problem is Jesus. We send missionaries all over the world but we need missionaries right here in the “hood” to bring God’s Word which contains the answer to living a successful and overcoming life. We are grateful to the courageous men and women who have heeded this challenge. I am blessed to have two personal friends who do just that. Steve and Teri Mullen are ministering in south east Washington DC. Their ministry is called KIDS KONNECTION.* Let us pray for them and that more courageous brethren will join in the fray.
SCRIPTURE STUDY: Luke 10: 2,3
WISE SAYING: INVEST YOUR TIME, TALENT AND TREASURE IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. YOU’LL RECEIVE ETERNAL BENEFITS.