Think about the terror strikes in the United States over the last decade. Everyone of the shootings, bombings, stabbings, and etc. have been perpetuated by men. Of course, there are exceptions but it remains that many of the most deadly attacks have been perpetuated by men.
Think about the industries that have caused systematic harm to Americans. The drug trade, fueled by purchasers and headed up by men. The sex trafficking industry is fueled by the desires for the most part of men. The pornography industry is led by men.
Broken men are at the heart of destruction throughout our society. Even in the church the most famous and most destructive incidences of failure are failures by men. Men have caused great harm in their brokenness.
Our world needs godly, ethical men. To suggest any other change than fixing the hearts and souls of men only covers up a problem. If you have a society with more rules, laws, and regulations you will still have a society with men capable of great distraction in it.
Now, Think for a moment about great corporations and great not for profits. Samaritans purse, the Salvation Army, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Celebrate Recovery are all started and lead by men. Great corporations like Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Walmart, Apple computers, and Microsoft are all started and lead by men. Men have also been at the heart of great, good change.
I am a man and I am proud of the good things other men have done. I am also painfully aware of the mistakes my gender has perpetuated. I want to be a man more like Joshua was.
“But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve… But as for me and my household we will serve the Lord.” – Joshua 24:15
I want to be a man who takes a stand for the right. I want to be a man who seeks God out with his heart, soul, and mind. I want to be a man who makes a great, positive impact on my family and my community. I want to be a man actively engaged in finding healing for the brokenness in me and in the world around me. Join me!