Tulsa is hosting a Centennial Remembrance & a PGA Championship, all in the same weekend. Our weather pattern is stealing the show with tornado watches and flood alerts. Street flooding might just bring us all together. Tourists might actually be part of the solution if they end up on a sandbagging project down by the river.
If the weather warnings become a reality, Tulsa may need some real help. But will the out-of-town celebrities be the right kind of examples?
37 years ago, Memorial Day weekend in Tulsa was very deadly. Thousands were stranded. 14 died. The weather conditions look very similar right now.
So far, Tuesday might still be on for the current presidential plans. Much of the other celebrity events for Monday are currently scrubbed.
But for the nearly 1 million people who live & work in the greater Tulsa area, we just want a community of good will and inclusion to raise our families in and enjoy diverse midwestern lifestyles.
If you're drawn to Tulsa just to hear some hate-speech from a race-baiter, maybe you can get back on your plane before the city needs some additional 'Samaritans'. you might just be in our way.
Every morning, when looking in the mirror, we are all given the greatest opportunity to change the world, by confronting ourselves and asking ourselves more questions about our own attitudes. No one is excluded from that godly calling to be best. Socrates told us it's a lifelong mission.
It doesn't take much courage to confront an event of 100 years ago, or even the cover up that continued for decades since. What really takes the most courage... is confront our own selves. And that's when we learn the importance of mercy and grace. Cancel Culture still needs to learn this part.
While you're in town this weekend, please be part of the solution in any way that God gives you an opportunity to. And God will give you opportunities... even outside the scope of your own imagination. Let kindness guide you. It's contagious, just like hate and judgmentalness is. Sometimes our own collective agendas get upset by an 'act of God'. It happens in big ways and small ways.