Greetings, My Fellow Earthlings,
May I ask you to answer a question that will hopefully inspire us to look deeper into our hearts, to try to find proactive improvements we can make to an elevating pandemic of a spiritual disease? Technically, I’m asking you to answer two questions, as the first one has been posed.
Should we not view racism through the eyes of God?—which must look extremely wicked to Him. He sees all, whom are in and out of the womb, as one race. His creation...The human race.
The root of racism is stooped in pride.
It is fueled by hatred, has the absence of forgiveness and the desire for revenge. “Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord.”
Being mindful of scripture, one can assert, accomplishing peace among the nations will not be permanently established until Christ returns and sets His kingdom in motion on earth as it is in heaven. However, that is not to suggest discouragement of striving toward the goal of communal harmony. The mere consideration of making an effort in this direction is a form of worshiping God and His will for mankind. How much more beneficial, to put that consideration into action?
As for myself, presumably many others, it appeared that Americans had made incremental strides in the progression of reducing racial segregation since the historical stain in the era of sinful slavery. Particularly, regarding the division between people with dark and light skin pigment. That was until, again, the repugnant and provocative beast reared it’s head, noticeably, about a decade ago.
Recently, prior to that time, the oscillating pendulum of animosity, showed signs of slowing. There was a perception of relief from racial tensions. I sensed it. Minority classes were receiving more respect, more opportunities for success and we began celebrating our diverse cultural origins. An aura of acceptance began to blossom. It felt like it took centuries for it to rise to the low level that it had. Suddenly, with the wave of a hand, the smoldering embers of the former infernal flame were stoked by one and a few influential race baiters.
To revive our momentum toward resolve, and reclaim the non-discriminate sentiment that flowed from the late minister, Martin Luther King, there must be forgiveness. We should be moved to practice exoneration, not excoriation.
Repentance, from the mentality of entitlement and a heart bent toward revenge, is crucial to curbing racism. This can only be, with Christ in our lives. Without him, victims of discrimination, oppression and persecution, tend toward acts of aggression. Greed seems to set in upon receiving restitution. When the pans on a scale measure equal in weight, the rank of the once inflicted claim to have additional gravity on their side. Incessantly pursuing retribution, for the transgressions of past generations, will never end a feud.
Unless we consider everyone
Class members second to none
Racism shall flourish
Until Thy Kingdom come
We are the race!
Peace be with you.