NACCAP — We've Got to do Better
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Our hearts ache. Tensions are running high. We’ve got to do better. We won’t tolerate injustice—for anyone. Denying someone their God-given rights and lashing out in the ultimate taking of a life can never produce healing or responsible behavior.
Racism and social injustice are deeply rooted in our culture. Our response is to denounce racism in all its forms. But we cannot stand by and embrace a simple attitude of caring without a commitment to action. We must take responsibility to change the turmoil in which we find ourselves. We’ve got to do something. Get involved; invest in others’ lives in constructive actions that mean something.
We hear the voices that have been silenced by lack of understanding. We denounce the irresponsible actions that lead to the loss of innocent lives. Sadly, we can point to countless examples of abuse over centuries of systemic racially charged and misguided reduction of the value of many. We need to remind ourselves and others that each person is a wonderfully made creation of our heavenly Father. God loves all of mankind and reaches out to everyone by allowing his only Son to be sacrificed for all of us.
Now is our opportunity to stand up with our faculty, staff and students of color. This is the time where we can model Christ. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34 NIV
We have to do better. We must commit ourselves to labor hard to make a lasting difference. Our campuses thrive with students desirous of unity and harmony who celebrate diversity. Together we value the meaningful contributions all persons can make to our society now and for the generations to come.
NACCAP Executive Director