8 Reasons I teach: Why I fight

I choose this path out of faith.

Jason Starr Nelson

Why do I teach? Why am I so vocal? Why does oppression and injustice bothers me as it does? I suppose there are many reasons, of which a therapist would have a field day studying. But I’ll only address a few for the sake of time. 


Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

We are to serve. Not those with means, but the least of us.


Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Those who hurt, are those who demand our hearts.


Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

We are to stand with those who cannot stand alone.


Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Those who seek guidance, those who lack, and our children, become righteous through our example, not our words.


Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy

Compassion for others is the closest we come to God in this lifetime.


Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God

A pure heart is cultivated, through pure actions.


Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

We must understand all humankine are one, equal before natural law.


Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.

We serve the oppressed, because they are Christ. And we are Christ.

I teach, because we are called to be a light upon a hill, for all to see. Not to be dimmed by those foolish men who build their homes in sand.