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In the recent news of California’s $1 billion budget cuts to their state’s university system, it triggered protests by students in various California school, from Berkeley to UC-Davis. This then set off more protests in other universities and colleges nationwide. As updates are coming out, I am reading about some demonstrations turning chaotic and even dangerous.
You can read up on some of most recent updates as of March 5th 12:20AM EST) here.
When you look throughout history, you will notice that many revolutions have been started by students. It is during this stage of life where people are driven by ideals; and they are fearless in seeing those dreams become a reality. They haven’t reached the stage of life where the longing for security, success, and significance drive most of their decisions.
As I was reading up on the California situation, I couldn’t help but to think about the potential that college students have to bring forth global transformation. With their idealism, passion, courage and their willingness to take risks, they can be a powerful force for good.
What it would be like if we raised up a generation of college students with a vision to bring the reality of God’s Kingdom to every campus, city, country and continent?
It starts with one transformed life at a time. As students experience the power of the Gospel, they will inevitably want to bring the Gospel to the ends of the earth. I am just amazed that I have the privilege of playing a part in the process.