Make all lives matter in America

Make America a place where all lives matter. (People always matter. Unfortunately it’s easy to live as if they don’t.)

You can’t leave the human race (or blackball anybody from it). No human life is of less value than any other. Racial profiling is people sorting.

What’s the heart of the matter? History has repeatedly said that some lives don’t matter all that lie needs to be boldly corrected. Farmers say that weeds don’t matter and ever work to get them out of their way. Too many people have been treated like weeds. Make America grateful for all lives!

If all human lives don’t matter (including prenatal ones), none do. For human lives to really matter, they must be more than mere matter. Human lives matter because they’re from out of this world.

God invented skin-color. People contorted it into the concept of race. If God actually exists and humans are made in His image, then all lives really do matter (including yours)! Let’s act like all lives matter by showing everybody kindness, compassion, and the willingness to listen to their struggles.

I don’t like checking boxes about “my race.” I wish there was an “all of the above” box, or simply a “human” box.

Human nature is what all people share in common. Compared to our minimal differences, human nature is huge. My fellow human beings, enjoy the life you’ve been given today and find a way to spread kindness, hope, and encouragement.

True unity and diversity consists of peaceful, compassionate disagreement. To embrace true diversity, I have to believe that people have the right to believe that my opinions and/or behaviors are wrong.

Enough fighting — let’s try uniting. We need politicians who will boldly look at the camera and proclaim, “I’ll unite for you!” A disagreement can be an obstacle or an opportunity. It all depends on how we react to it. If you take time to be pensive about other people’s opinions (instead of angry), you might discover that some of them make sense.

Reckless and disrespectful freedom leads to chaos, both in individuals and in societies. However, kindness and respect are healing.

My feelings, desires, and opinions are often wrong (and seldom completely right). I need God’s discernment and correction. All feelings are not equal; some are helpful & some are bullying. The Bible shows us which to follow & which to resist inside us.

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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