25 July 2018
What Might Happen Philosophy ~ Advance Prejudice
Greetings Dear Reader,
If I step on your toes today I hope that you can understand that it is not my intent. What I am intending to do is remind people who believe as I do that there is no room for judging others based on race or culture. This is not an honest measure of a human.
When my children were young it was a household rule that when we described friends or classmates that we never do so by race. They were required to describe personality and character. They had to tell me about the interesting parts of the person. The result is that my Sons hate racism in any form.
The hedge we build with racism and a what might happen philosophy is very dangerous. This includes judging others by skin color, culture, and regional practices. We create this hedge on every side. I have not found a race that does not participate in some form of pre-judication relative to others races.
I love learning about cultural differences and experiences the uniqueness that others bring to the journey. We engage in prejudice when we refuse to see the inherent value in diversity. I am not required to like things that are different from what I like. I am obligated to love and embrace the beauty in those differences.
We all have hedges around our values and practices. “Our way” is the right way in our minds unless we have trained our thoughts to embrace diversity in all its combinations. There are things that are absolutely wrong. Hedges based on race and culture are dangerous.
I cannot call myself a Christ follower and hold prejudice against anyone. I must always see past race and culture to the human that I am required to love. I must see that every human is on the same journey back to the Father and that my love can ease that journey. Most of the things that “might happen” based on race never do so building a hedge based on this is to build a hedge of lies.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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