Sundays are very exciting days for me. I get to go to church, and I get to watch the only television I enjoy (NASCAR). I applaud Matt Kenseth for winning the rain-shortened Daytona 500. I’m a fan of the 29 (Harvick) and it was great to see him push Matt to victory, after Matt pushed him to the win two years ago. Enough about the race!
After the race I flipped over and watched a bit of the NBA All-Star game and immediately noticed a big difference in the two large sporting events. All 43 drivers in the NASCAR race were white, and all 10 players on the court in the All Star game were black. There’s nothing wrong with that, and obviously God’s given each man a specific talent. I believe it’s great to have such diverse sports, but often wish some of the athletes in the minority would break through and become a star. Sort of like Tiger Woods in golf I guess?
That got me thinking, and it actually came up in a conversation this morning. How diverse are we or our ministries? The big project I’ve been discussing isn’t diverse at the moment, and I’ve just been going on my way without even noticing it. Sure, I pointed the spotlight yesterday across the racial divide and I am definitely not a racist kind of a guy. Some of my good friends in the past are from multiple ethnicities. But why am I not intentional in that applying to more of what I do? Especially when it can do nothing but benefit everyone (unless you are a racist yourself). It’s definitely something I will think about more going forward, and am going to try to do something about it with this ministry I am starting. Does the verse below make sense to you? How do you handle this topic yourself?
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28
PRAYING for some in our online community on Twitter who preach but deny the trinity. PRAISING God for the opportunity to be diverse and for blessing this world with diversity.