What in the world is going on?
Well for starters, it seems that there is a lot of aggressive talk in our country right now. Nope, not the Trump/Clinton election (although that is a real issue). It’s not that the state of Hip-Hop music is at an all-time low (which it is). Not even that there are people who think Ohio State won’t win the National Championship this year (which they will).
So, what in the world is going on?
A whole lotta’ bark and no bite, that’s what.
Stay with me here.
Over the past few years, I’ve watched people justify the murder of young black men by police. I’ve seen good cops get verbally assaulted. I’ve seen pastors insulted and Jesus mocked. I’ve seen people who are different get made fun of mercilessly, simply for being different.
Oh my goodness, where in the world did you see all of these atrocities happen?
In my hand.
Yep, right in the palm of my hand…
…on Social Media
(I know, I know - I’ll let the shock and awe sink in)
While this is all extremely heartbreaking, let me spoil the ending for you. Unless you’ve got millions of followers who listen to what you say, your tweets are as important as an empty gas tank. Unless you get up off your behind and take action, your posts are as relevant as the 1987 Farmers Almanac. And man, if you think your hashtags are doing anything, #TheyreNot
Now that I’ve put that out there, let me turn the mirror around, as I like to say.
I’m guilty of all of this too. I tweet and think I’m making a difference just because I have a blue checkmark on my account. I stay home and think of all the things I would do if I wasn’t so busy, tired, working – excuses, excuses.
So, let me be the first to step out and then challenge you to do the same.
This week, I’m going to stop and talk with a police officer in my neighborhood. I’m going to tell him that I know his job is hard, but that I appreciate all the great cops that keep our streets safe. Then I’m going to tell him that Jesus loves him.
And I’ll be sure to leave it off of my IG account too.
Christon Gray is one of the most talented and inspirational artists in the music industry. His latest release, "The Glory Album," showcases his excellence in both singing and rapping and has earned him appearances on some of the most influential platforms in the world, including ESPN and the "Sway in the Morning" show. His song "Stop Me" has been featured during the ESPY Awards and HBO's hit series "Ballers."