Wed 21 Apr 2010
We live on a very diverse Earth. Travel 90 miles to the east of Messiah and you are in the midst of the inner city of Philadelphia, a place so close, yet the two places and the people within them seem almost completely unrelated. Imagine, then, how much more different societies must be in different countries, on different continents, so very far away. Whether it be food, clothing, or music, each culture has a completely different perspective on life, and God created each to be beautiful in its own diverse way. Recently, Messiah has given students an opportunity to experience and learn about these many differences, enriching our own lives and opening our minds. Through events such as the International Banquet, a celebration of the nations represented by Messiah’s current students, and a Global Chapel service, highlighting different languages and styles of praise to God, students were presented with just a small exposure to different cultures. Participating in these events has been a wonderful learning experience, and I am so grateful that Messiah has shared them with me.