Brains vs Prejudices

21 Jan

Brains vs Prejudices…

Prejudices, everybody has some, even though they don’t like to admit to it. Some work very hard to show theirs while some work very hard to lock theirs up. I fall in the latter group.

As a Christian, I try to put God first and think before I engage my mouth. Sometimes I fail, especially when it comes to someone degrading another over something petty.

Yet, over the years I have found that very few people take the trouble to use their brains as long as their prejudices are in working condition. Is it because of the way they were raised or just peer pressure to be one of the gang?

Either way, it is wrong if you are a Christian. It shouldn’t matter if their skin is a different color, their ethnicity is different or if they believe differently than you do, you are God’s representative here on earth and as such should embrace all He stands for in your relationships with all who cross your path. There are no coincidences in life, God places these people in your path for a reason and I’m pretty sure it isn’t for you to downgrade them or to turn your back to them.

Did you ever consider that He just may be testing you to see how you would react? What would you say if that stranger you just placed judgement on, turned around and said let’s have a cup of coffee because we need to talk and that person just happened to be God?

The problem is too many Christians fail to engage their brains before they open their mouths and in doing so makes the whole Christian community look bad. God gave us a brain and the power to use it to meet any of our goals. Yet we seem to find it easier to put our prejudices in front of our brain like it never exists. As Forest Gump said… Stupid is as stupid does.

Let us remember that on the sixth day God said let us create man in our image… and in the third chapter of John it says Jesus came to redeem all men… The time has come for all Christians to live up to their commitment to God and follow His commandments. Love your neighbors as yourself and as I have loved you.

Grandfather always preached the golden rule: Treat others as you would like to be treated. Respect others and they will respect you. Then he added this statement: No matter what you do or no matter what you say, love isn’t love until you give it away.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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