I realize that we have very far to go in our society in terms of race relations. But having said that, it amazes me how far we have come in just one generation of time in terms of attitudes toward one another. I can’t help but think that by the time my children are 40 what progress might have been made. Having grown up in a town and school system that had a healthly diversity among Latinos, African Americans and whites, we were forced in a way to figure out how best to live in harmony. We were all exposed to a bit of culture shock in terms of music, family systems, and even religious leanings as we grew to know one another. Diversity was good. It made for a richer context in which to live and has made me a more loving and concerned person later in life.
Published by Todd Nelson
I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past twelve years. My wife Susan and I have three children: Madelyn, Marshall and Melisa. When we aren't attending a ballet or ballgame somewhere, you can find us...oh who am I kidding... this season of life always finds us at a ballgame (Marshall and Melisa) or a ballet (somewhat less now that Madelyn is living in Anapolis, MD.). The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts. View all posts by Todd Nelson