“In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, Circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave or free….but Christ is all and in all.”
When God looks at mankind, He doesn’t see us as different races. He doesn’t see different social standings. He doesn’t see color or creed. God looks past all the superficial things that our culture seems to magnify. He sees us all the same, not black or white, just His beautiful creation; one big family.
Sometimes people make mistakes of judging a whole race by a few people. We make sweeping generalizations and it keeps us from enjoying and getting to know people God places in our lives. May we always see others as God sees them in their hearts. When we see others through His eyes, we can come together in unity and receive the blessing of being in communion with all our Brothers and Sisters. Building communities that practice understanding, loving kindness and compassion may be the most important things we can do for the survival of our world.
Reflection Donna Hollis, O.F.S.
“Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.”
― Fred Rogers