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This should be an interesting blog. It will be interesting because of some of the things I will be sharing. It will also be of interest to see how you might respond to what I will share.

There are some very interesting things going on around us all today. We may or may not see it, recognize it or even care about it but it is there in plain sight.

Here is an example of what I am talking about today, DEI, which stands for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. It is important to note here that this acronym is a central part of what is happening in the world today. It promotes and advocates for something that is very difficult or should I say impossible to achieve.

The idea revolves around the idea that through diversity any person regardless of skin color, religious persuasion, life style choice is allowed to have a position regardless of their ability. That in equity all are owed this privilege of having their diversity recognized and accepted. Thus, via inclusion, that regardless of any other factors they are able to be included in their desired place.

Now, for the purpose of this overall thought today, DEI really has some problems that are a part of the equation. We already are seeing schools lower the standards to achieve these goals. The long held Judeo-Christian view of hard work and reward are being lost each day. The idea that everyone who participates is a winner. No, they are participants and those who had the experience but were not necessarily successful in winning.

In the current form, DEI has and will continue to do great harm to society as people will then no longer be able to provide for themselves. The desire will have been lost and the expectation that they will be taken care of will become the dominate mind set.

I want to insert at this point that there are and always will be those who need society's care and protection. Be it physical, mental or something else they need to be cared for and helped in life. That is however a very low percentage of the population. Just as there is a very low percentage of the population who are what we might consider wealthy. Now I'm talking Elon Musk wealthy. Most people have a good income and take care of their business, pay their bills and assist others when they are able.

So with that point made, I think you can see that the DEI train will have a hard time staying on the tracks. People want to succeed and to have more. They want to know they have built something for them and their families.

Now, this next point will probably surprise you because let's talk for a few moments about real diversity, equity and inclusion. Because true DEI is God's plan for mankind. So much so that He sent His Son to show us how it works.

We know that Scripture provided for us Jesus own words on this subject on John 3:16-17

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

This is true diversity in that God sent His Son by His own love. He didn't cobble out a group who seemed to need it more than others. He made Jesus available to all, through His love for what He had created.

As for equity it is "whoever". That means that you or I can have Jesus as our Savior. Equity is equality for everyone and that is exactly what God did. He equally made His Son available.

If you want to talk about inclusion, well here it is in the most simple but profound way.

17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

This is the exclamation point that includes anyone and everyone, the world. No one is left out and it is their decision to accept or reject. To receive the promise of eternal life with God or eternal separation with the devil in hell.

Does diversity, equity and inclusion exist? Well, as you have seen it is not a new thing but rather a God thing that has been here all along.

In God's Grace,

Elbert Nasworthy

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