Picture it, Cincinnati circa 2014. A young black male is sitting in his home office stressing, worrying, and fretting about the days and weeks ahead. As he sits at his desk he finds himself getting more and more upset trying to figure out how his difficulties are going to work out. He then looks down and sees a simple piece of string resting atop a stack of file folders he plans to file soon. Upon further investigation he realizes that the string is in the shape of the early Christian fish symbol. At that very moment he understands that in the midst of all of his burdens Christ is there with him. He is enlightened. The end!
I believe that part of my job as a minister is to challenge the thoughts and behaviors of individuals. This is not a challenge to convince them to think what I think; this is a challenge to strengthen what they believe or perhaps cause them to seek knowledge that may open up new doors and new beliefs. I believe that not everyone needs or requires the same thing from God/spirituality. I also believe that everyone determines how deep and how high their spiritual life is. If you desire or require MORE let the process and the WORK begin! Be Blessed, DAT