We can make America brave again
– Steven Guy, minister Myrtle Beach Church of Christ
Last month I attended a reunion, a recognition event for the coaches of the 1980-1981 state champion teams at Myrtle Beach High School. These coaches, Doug Shaw and Leroy Rainbow, among others, helped shape a long run of state championship teams.
I realized as we celebrated their work that these coaches served at a time of tremendous turmoil in our school systems. Clearly, there had to be some quiet politics going on behind the scenes. During this celebration of the gifts given to us by our coaches, I realized that we former teammates are now in places of leadership as our coaches once were. That we are the persons looked to to make those day-byday choices that coalesce into an American moment of our own making.
We can choose to make America brave again. To look beyond, and work beyond the pressure to let fear be our guide into a world of inevitable