Jesus and Segregated, Unequal Schools in Mississippi

Jesus and Segregated, Unequal Schools in Mississippi

I awoke this morning deflated, discouraged and disgusted. Why are things so hard in this state sometimes? How can all of these “Christians” continue to believe that God wants their kids to prosper and the other kids to suffer? I know Jesus too, and he said it was OUR DUTY AS CHRISTIANS to love the poor and serve the needy without judgement or condition. My God isn’t selfish, elite or manipulative. He doesn’t serve himself and those in his household only.

Luke 14:13 says “But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind.” The feast in Mississippi yesterday was education, and we just invited the privileged and the elite. We ignored those stuck in a cycle of generational poverty because I guess God doesn’t command us to fool with them in our state.

Mathew 9:36 says “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.”

70% of students in Mississippi are helpless. It isn’t their fault that they were given a bad start to life, that their mom/grandmaw/cousin/foster family don’t have the background to help them with their homework. Here is this great state, we have compassion for ourselves. That was proven last night.

Talk about picking and choosing – we should not abort these precious lives, but we definitely shouldn’t educate them either. Oh the irony!

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