I would like this posting to function as an open letter to Kanye West. It is that important to this author that he be supported by as many people as possible. In particular People who have not led the perfect little Christian life and never did anything wrong. (God how I hate those types.). Kanye has taken a leap of faith. His leap is over a bottomless chasm of disbelief, ridicule and intimations of mental illness, cultish programming or just down right un-coolness. Not being cool can result in your having your crystals repossessed.
I cannot imagine the courage it took for Kanye to take “the road less traveled”. With the lack of civility in our culture, he is risking more than his reputation. He probably has fans mad enough to shoot him. The number of fantasy selves tht took a mortal blow when he came out of the Jesus box is innumerable. Thousands of young black men have been abandond by what he represents to them about them.
He will be walking in a foreign land, where truth and humility are the tools in ones daily tool box. The people he will be mixing with will sometimes have a values language he is unfamiliar with. Fun will have to be relearned. Loving with generosity will have to be learned. Above all , the power of giving will need to be nurtured.
If he makes it. I will truely believe there is a God and I will be changed as well. Most epiphhonies have a ripple effet. The effects of one man changing, changing the lives of everyone close to him.
Big responsibility. I hope you have found what you need. But I can tell you one thing. Christ said “Suffer the little children to come unto me.” So, with the attitude you have right now. You will probably make it.