“People are scared of the radicalness of God, but that doesn’t get off the hook. Jesus told us do not be afraid. Usually when you’re doing something for God many people will say, well that is just crazy! Don’t believe them. Jesus has so many things for you. Its the crazy ones who change the world, and its the crazy things that change us. Don’t forsake your calling because someone else is scared of the unboxed God we serve.”—
“We can’t say we understand an issue when we know no one who is experiencing it day and night. It’s always easy to talk about fighting for justice and about an issue without realizing the harsh realities of what that means. Get to know someone and listen. There are stories you haven’t heard yet. Be willing.”—
Rape isn’t about uncontrollable sexual desire. You only have to listen in on a Call of Duty game to see that. When that kid crows, “I raped you!”, he’s not calling the other guy sexy; he’s saying he defeated him, dominated him, humiliated him. That’s what rape is about, and that should scare you.
Something I tend to forget is that in the end, choosing to let someone else have power over you or harboring unforgiveness towards someone never hurt them, but ti always hurts you in the end. Because by not forgiving this person you are continually upset and that person may be happy as a clam. Im the first one to say its not easy and there are always really difficult situations but it just something I started to think about today.
TODAY IN BIOLOGY CLASS WE LEARNED THAT WHEN YOU MOW THE GRASS THE BLADES RELEASE A CHEMICAL THAT MAKES THAT GLORIOUS SMELL BUT THE REASON WHY THEY RELEASE THE CHEMICAL IS TO WARN OTHER GRASS BLADES OF DANGER SO WHEN WE SMELL THE FRESHLY CUT GRASS SMELL IT’S NOT JUST A GOOD SMELL IT’S THE SMELL OF THE BLOOD AND SCREAMS FOR HELP OF THOUSANDS OF GRASS BLADES
If you are willing, please pray for the University of Northwestern, St Paul in Minnesota this week. We’ve had some rough discussions the past couple weeks with people about some hard issues such as white privilege and understanding different cultures and being willing to listen to ALL peoples experiences. This week in chapel is on human sexuality so please just pray for open ears and open hearts. We have a man who used to be gay coming in to talk about his experience with that and HIV AIDS as well. Pray that people will be willing and that God will set up divine appointments to have great discussions with people in a loving way.
Another prayer request is that the student body would long to more understanding other cultures and be willing to listen to the stories of others, even if we cannot understand them. That as a white person I would be willing to listen to others who don’t understand but who want to. Pray that God would give us patience, even though we’ve heard it a million times before.
May we remember where God has brought us too.
El Shaddai thank you for you wisdom and glory you’ve given to so many in our community. Bring your messy glory here. Shake our bones up. May your people not be stopped. Thank you Daddy.
I got a B on my Daniel test praise Jesus! Also had a professor stop me on the way to chapel and say she respects my convictions and what I stand for. Made my day! This day is going great! I turned in my math test and I’m done for the day! Time for lunch! Woohoo! Praise the King of Kings!
Have to get up to turn in my test tomorrow. Please pray for me and that I will be able to get up. So glad I got to talk to my roommates and friends till this late though. I loved laughing and sharing stories with them.
“You don’t get it. I barely understood it. I crave the kind of partner that will tell me when I’m wrong. Someone who will take the time to say to me ‘This is going to be a sucky conversation because it’s going to be uncomfortable but if I don’t tell you, I can’t be certain anyone will and I want you to grow continuously into a superb human being.’ Do you get it? Don’t you want someone who wants you to keep growing?”—Mya Wright (via danimotown) Y E S (via ro-chelle)