As you can see, the succeeded. So on Monday, my wife bleached my hair our (top left) so that on Tuesday she could try to dye it. It did not take very well ( you can see the color above). On Wednesday, before Confirmation, Abi Corbett took the shaver to my head in front of some of the youth. To the left, you can see the final product after my wife applied more dye.
This is the second time the youth have shaved my head. The first time was as part of our study of Ephesians 4:29. One Sunday, I let them collectively shave all my hair off. Afterwards, I told them they had to put it all back JUST as it was before. After piling the shavings on my head, they conceded they could not put it back exactly as it was. Even when it grew back, it was not EXACTLY the same. This is the same with our words and actions. Even when we say we are sorry or 'take them back', they are still out there. Even if someone forgives us, they will never truly forget what was said or done. Our words and actions leave marks upon this world. Hopefully, we will strive to leave more marks that are "helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."
I don't really mind my hair change (I actually liked the blonde). I do hope that it has an impact though. I hope at least one person comes up and asks me about my hair. I hope at least one more kid says 'Maybe I could go to youth group, they seem to being doing weird things." Hopefully one person at church looks and says what can I do to help out the youth at my church.
It is hair. It will grow back. But for now it is a mark. A mark that others will see and one that will hopefully make a change.