Playing the erase card

Play the erase card. Forgive people who have hurt or offended you.

Disrespect makes fairness difficult. People who disrespect others reveal their own insecurity and fear.

Two or more people won’t ever agree on everything, but their disagreement never needs to be disrespectful. Disagreement mixed with respect is healthy. Disagreement mixed with disrespect is destructive.

There’s no pecking order for skin-color, making one better than another. Contrasting colors create beauty! (Ask an artist!)

Let’s apply logical thinking to the subject of race and get beyond this type of illogical thinking: Saying that someone of mixed blood (black & white) is part of the black “race” but not the white “race.”

Life is much more fun when you see people’s skin color as a blessing and not as a threat. Rather than approaching people of another skin color with apprehension and caution, approach them with appreciation and joy.

If we would erase the myth of race and not leave a trace, we could embrace all shades of people with heart-felt color-kindness. However, erasing the parts of history that we don’t like puts us in danger of retracing them in the future.

When Christ tore down the “wall of partition” between Jew and Gentile, He welcomed every color of people as equals in His kingdom. Biblical Christianity overcomes racial and ethnic divisions, fully embracing believers from “every kindred and every tribe.” If any group should overcome racial division and demonstrate loving multiculturalism, it’s followers of the resurrected Jesus.

God doesn’t have a favorite color. Heaven is the most ethnically and racially diverse place in the universe. Do you want to go there?

Race is a cloudy myth
That hovers over America
Like a persistent fog,
Refusing to lift.

Get beyond the myth. Search Amazon for: Off the RACE Track book.

off the race track soundtrack

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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