I am not a victim of my nature. I have the authority to overcome! I've been given this authority must use it because I will answer for my life.
Authority is the great equalizer in every life, and the ultimate lesson we each are to learn. Authority doesn't have to be right to be authority, because authority is about God first and foremost.
Whether governmental, religious, familial, pop-cultural, or academic, most of us look to others to be our standard. We often lift them up as heroes, hoping they'll be the standard.
With riots in Ferguson, Baltimore, Seattle...it's not bad cops gone wild nor a rebellious youth uprising, it's about a different authority we each must face.