I’ve been thinking about my last post, and trying to figure out the best way to accomplish the goal I’m aiming for. While considering that, I’d stumbled upon this post. There is some language and some points here that can cause offense, but nonetheless it is an outpouring of someone’s perspective. If I am to help in any way, perspective is something I need to pay attention to. Otherwise, I will be ignored and will benefit nothing.
First, after reading through this in its entirety, I spent some time wondering how those young men feel. I’ve come to the conclusion that I wouldn’t feel any different than they or the post-writer do. This was a very uncomfortable situation. This didn’t seem to be a thing done out of love for the young men, but in spite of the person who said they were “up to no good”. And then, once put on social media for all to see, it very much seems like the person written of was trying to make it look like they were one of the ‘good ones’.
The user group I’ve created was made to give people who have been discouraged and pushed away a chance to learn and be encouraged. I’ve done this because I love my neighbor, and I long to serve others, even those who have been oppressed. I don’t care about receiving public praise. However, I’m at odds with myself. In order for people to know about this group, I have to be public about it. Also, in order to draw in teachers, it has to be as public as possible.
So, in short, I have a statement to make, and a question to ask.
My statement: I have no intention of being anyone’s savior. I only long to serve. I will be cautious with what I say and do to ensure I do not cross that line.
My question: Would you please help me to see if and when I cross that line? A different perspective would help me to see if I’m misleading in any way about my intentions.
Thanks for reading!