Excellence in Race Relations

Mr. Donald Jenkins, MPDC

Out of the horrific stories of the Jewish Holocaust arose a pioneer in psychotherapy – Dr. Viktor Frankl.

After losing his father, mother, and wife, he persevered through the pain to become the author of the bestselling book, Man’s Search for Meaning, which sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. In his book, he stated, “Man’s search for meaning is the primary motivation in his life and not a ‘secondary rationalization’ of instinctual drives.”

Unfortunately, the search for meaning in race relations has rarely being a subject of conversation.

Race relations is simply how people of different races are connected. Unfortunately, since the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, America has evolved into a culture where people are still struggling to connect with others.

The Declaration of Independence states, “…all men are created equal”, but America has struggled with this reality since the founding of our country.

It’s been over fifty years since the Civil Rights Movement and even Christians still find themselves struggling to overcome racial differences for the sake of impacting the world with the gospel of God’s Kingdom.

One would think that believers would be far more advanced than non-believers after hearing, “If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar…”.

Unfortunately, recent events involving politics and social injustices prove that we have a long way to go to improve race relations, even in the Christian community.

In his last book, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated, “we must transform our worldwide neighborhood into a worldwide brotherhood”. However, we must embrace the reality that there are three types of brotherhood:

  • Blood
  • Associations
  • Purpose Development™

America is made of brotherhoods from Blood and Associations, but Purpose Development™ has never been a conversation topic. If we are going to achieve excellence in race relations, we must embrace the reality that all men are not only created equal but have been given the unique ability to expand their capacity for purpose.

By doing so, we fulfill the primary motivation for meaning, and transform our worldwide neighborhood into a worldwide brotherhood.

When we learn how we are connected through Purpose Development™, we can achieve excellence in race relations. Discover what that looks like at our next Marketplace Monday, April 26.

Mr. Donald Jenkins is a Master Purpose Development Coach, Speaker, Trainer, Consultant, Author, and the nation's leading expert in identifying Purpose Deficit Disorders™ (PDD) in personal and organizational growth.

Join us at our next Marketplace Monday, April 26, as Mr. Jenkins dives deep into the subject of "Marketplace Ministry: Excellence In Race Relations." His unique approach to race relations will give you a new perspective on how you look at and properly deal with racism!