4 Truths I Didn't Learn in Church

Growing up, I attended all-white Church, all-white Sunday school, mostly-white church camp, all-white youth group, all-white Christian middle school, all-white Christian high school, and mostly-white Christian University.

The following is a list of four important truths I learned only after I realized my privilege as a White Christian. 

1. Over-abundance is NOT from God. 

- We're being brainwashed by the opposition to accumulate too much. 

- You will experience the abundance your heart so desires once you sacrifice COMFORT. 

- You will never regret reckless abandon of the material world. 

2. God didn't create poverty

- God never intended for one group of people to live in superfluous inordinate wealth, while others live in abject deadening poverty. (MLK) 

Pop Quiz: 

Q: In which crisis do you exist: the obesity crisis or the starvation crisis?  

Q: You have two pennies. How many are you called to give? 

BONUS: What happens when you give both?  

- We can't get fat while feeding the poor.  

- You have been robbed of the truth if you believe Godliness is a means to financial gain. (Paul, 1st Timothy)  

3. Your happiness is NOT indicative of God's plans for you life. 

- If you learn to suffer faithfully, it doesn't feel like suffering. 

- God doesn't care if you're happy or not. People {made in His image} are starving to death, do you think He cares more about you than them?

- Service is the best remedy for depression, self-loathing, apathy, and boredom. 

- We're being distracted by the opposition to avoid acts of service. 

4. God isn't waiting for you to be perfect. 

-  Paraphrasing Paul: there's a point to be a sinner; it's so God can show off his all-encompassing love. Someone might say- God loves that guy, so I bet He loves me, too. 

- The above exhibition of God's love is invisible if you're judging the other guy. 

-  God can't do much with liars or cowards. 

 Tausha Pearson is a Social Worker, mama and the Executive Director of Haiti Mama, a non-profit working to empower forgotten mamas and children in Port au Prince Haiti. 

Tausha Pearson is a Social Worker, mama and the Executive Director of Haiti Mama, a non-profit working to empower forgotten mamas and children in Port au Prince Haiti. 

Tausha Pearson