You know how had a good cardio workout when you feel the sweat dripping down your face and down your back
I do must say that I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 12 months and all the adventures that have come with it. I wouldn’t trade any second of it for the world. Not any of the exceptionally good times and the times when I felt I had hit rock bottom.
It has been nice to have a full time day job and once 5:30 pm hits every Friday I don’t have to worry or think about anything that’s due. The weekends feel sooo long and it feels great. Adventures, spend time with awesome friends, and visiting my parents are the best. Also, since I don’t have to study any material I can focus on studying the Bible, which is all I honestly care about studying (as shown in my educational career).
I am looking forward to how God is going to use me in the westside. I am eager to move out of Lincoln Heights and move in to West LA because everything I want to do is over there.
Jesus, may I be a shining light for you at my work and in LA. May Your love overflow from my actions and words. I pray that everyone would come to know You not how America portrays you nor how the world portrays you but how the Bible portrays you. Jesus, help me to love you more tomorrow than I loved you today.
I think I may hate myself in the morning for staying up so late, but I am glad I got to see my good friend B and hang out in LA at The Alcove. Father’s Office tomorrow after work? Maybe. Donut Man tomorrow night? Definitely! Can it be Friday afternoon already? K, bye. I love you all!
Tonight, I am compelled to write about injustice in America based on my own experience. When someone says the word “injustice” what is the first thing that comes to mind? There is an inexhaustible list to be honest. America has had a history of injustice also.
A lot of us would think about how America perceives the minority groups. It is slowly but surely changing as more people immigrate and there are more interracial couples producing multi-racial children.
I would be lying to you if I told you that I have not experienced injustice based on my race more than I have experienced it based on my last name. I am 100% Chinese and my last name is Jew. When my family moved in December 1995 there were people who smashed our mailbox because they found out our last name and did not want us in the neighborhood. My parents still live there and that was the only incident.
This past year I had the opportunity to have a job that mainly traveled. I was ecstatic to be on the road for several months and explore the continental United States. My tour region was the Pacific Northwest and expanded to every state west of the Rockies. I was fine in every state except Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and a little of Oregon. I got more glares and stink eyes from people in my short time in those states than I ever have in my life.
I don’t fall under your typical “asian stereotype.” I am not super smart in any of the sciences nor math. I don’t play the piano well at all. I’m not a computer genius nor am I super tech savvy. I don’t suck at driving.
I am smart enough to pass my classes. I play any brass instrument and any percussive instrument as well as the guitar. I’m smart enough on a computer and tech savvy enough to figure things out on my own. I am athletic. I think you get the point.
I’m just one example among millions of other “minorities” in America. I don’t even like that word and soon the majority in America will become the minority.
Here’s what I do know and it’s all that should matter. God created each and every one of us. God doesn’t care about the color of our skin or how smart we are, or not. God loves us all the same and he showed that by sending Jesus down here to die on a cross for our sins. If there was any sort of injustice in the history of man Jesus endured it all. Jesus overcame it all and he reigns.
It all boils down to our pride. Injustice is still alive in America because people “have to” be “superior” to other people. If people would just lay down their pride I do believe that equality in America would be established. If we would just give everything up and follow Jesus I do believe we would be living in a different America. We call ourselves a “Christian” nation yet we don’t know how to love our neighbor. We need a revival in America. I believe that our generation can start a revival. Do you?