This past weekend I had the opportunity to spend time at Montreat Conference Center. The weekend was a time of renewal and challenge for me. As most of you know I’m a huge introvert, so it was hard for me to be at a conference and around hundreds of people, but I survived.
Anyway let me get to the point. I spent time engaging in conversation with other church workers, Christ followers and hippies that believe in the power of loving one another no matter what you look like. The conference was one to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. speech at Montreat some 50 years ago. I’ll spare you lots of details and political conversation and cut straight to the point and tell you some things I walked away with from this past weekend.
I walked away from this weekend feeling encouraged and challenged to make a difference in my community.
I walked away from this weekend with a better understand of today’s Civil Rights issues and how I must be an agent for justice and change.
I walked away realized that if I don’t rock the boat I’m sinning. Thank you, Leonard Pitts, Jr.
I learned that if I want to be a true change agent I will offend people sometimes and that is part of the process. Thank you, Bishop Yvette Flunder!
I learned that I need to operate in the sphere of my influence to change the world. Thank you, Charles Blow.
My respect for history deepened this weekend, Bishop Vashti McKenzie said “the further you look back the farther ahead you can see”.
I’m grateful for a good and challenging weekend around folks who want to make this world better. I’m committing to become more involved in my local community and advocate change!
What are you doing to change the world?