I don’t know the solution to the problem, but there was a time when “Christian” charity meant something. Now Christianity has become a dirty word because of bad misrepresentation Christianity has had for the past several decades, spearheaded by greedy, manipulative ministers and evangelists.
Christianity is not so hard to understand. At the heart of it all is the Golden Rule. Treat others the way you want to be treated. This is a lesson that people who manage institutions have failed to learn ... and teach. As Joey, the community minister, said at the end of Mike’s memorial service, “Let Mike’s memory inspire us all to become better and more loving people.”
This is just a small part of the story behind the story of the man killed by the train at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, where the tracks cross Boyd Street in Norman.