While reading a reputable online article about the #MeToo movement (which aims to show the magnitude of women from all over the world coming forward to share their stories of being sexually harassed and/or assaulted), I noticed in the sidebar a completely unrelated photo of scantily clad women on a boat, with a seductive headline directing one to “click here to see more.”
For a moment, it was like I was living in the movie “The Matrix”...Take the blue pill and continue living in the illusion of the world around you, or take the red pill and see the world as it really is…
I was struck by the absurdity of what I was seeing.
More and more powerful and outwardly successful men are falling from their positions…being accused of sexual harassment, inappropriate behavior towards others, and abuse.
We have entered a period of national reckoning and pruning that is crossing all arenas: Hollywood, Politics, Media, Sports, etc.
So what do we do now?
As one news anchor put it, “How do we reconcile our feelings about this?”
When a popular female comedian said, “Can we love someone who does bad things?” it occurred to me that while our culture wrestles with the growing realities and consequences of man’s sinful nature, the answers to questions like, “So what do we do now?” are becoming harder to answer and the narratives of our culture offers little more than…“become more aware and work harder to be better.”
As the light shines on areas that have been in the dark for so long, other than exposing it, what’s the solution to the pain of those that have been abused, and is there any available redemption for those who have been perpetrators?
A door of hope opens when our collective brokenness, sinful nature, and evil desires are exposed to the truth that “there is no one righteous, not even one” (Romans 3:10).
Door of Hope was created to bring remedy and healing to those broken and affected by abuse. We have found that when the pain brought about by abuse is exposed to the truth that Jesus offers, beauty can rise from the ashes.
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Door of Hope Board Member, Jon Mogck, is a creative strategist, marketer, business developer, entrepreneur, and a member of Evergreen Church in Lakeville. He and his wife, Melissa, live in Rosemount, MN, and between the two of them have six children, and three grandchildren. Jon likes to paint, run, and play games.