Television screens are full of it. Newspapers can’t write enough about it, and social media is blanketed with stories of discrimination. We all are being singled out as targets of some form a discrimination, whether we know it or not. This is exactly what our “World” wants… chaos, discord, angst, frustration, and anger…anything to drive division and fear among us. Satan is having a field day, just embracing how he has gotten the world to follow him – I can see that evil sneering smile on his face.
Excusing the obvious pun about television being full of it 😊, let’s dissect the world of ours, or should I say this “Prince of Darkness’s world.
Are you white, black, or of another ethnic origin…shame on you, don’t you know your race causes all of us problems!
Are you a Christian, Jew, Muslim, or of another religious belief…how dare you push your mightier than now beliefs on me!
Are you over 60 or under 18 years old…if your over 60, don’t you realize that the world has passed you by and that you just need to go away because you are no longer relevant? Or if you’re under 18, don’t you know you have no rights so you are not to be heard or acknowledged!
Do you have a disability or a physical or mental affliction…don’t you know your place in this world or are you not utterly confused as to what place the world does have for you? Did you know some cultures put you far above and more important that healthier non-disabled people and other cultures treat you as if you don’t exist!
OH…and lest I forget…are you a straight heterosexual man or women…don’t you realize that the world has declared there is no such thing as “man” or “women”!!!
Finally, if you’re most, or all, of these things, let’s just say for example, a white heterosexual Christian male, or female, over age 60, with let’s say diabetes or cancer, don’t you realize that you USED to be in the majority, meaning there were more people of “This” description in the USA, than of any other. DON’T YOU REALIZE THAT BECAUSE YOU WERE IN THE MAJORITY, THAT YOU NOW NEED TO BE CRITICISED AND OVERLY SCRUTINIZED BECAUSE YOU HAVE CAUSED ALL THE DESCIMINATION WE FACE TODAY IN OUR COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Let me ask you all – Are any of these statements ACTUALLY factual…the obvious answer is NO!!! BUT…Is this how the world is depicting all of us today…the answer is YES!!!
Today employers are asking their employees to declare their Gender; male, female, or neutral – this used to be illegal because it potentially fosters discrimination. Employees are being told they have to add to their names, the description of HE/HIM or SHE/HER after their name, with their signatures, so people are informed as to what gender they profess or prefer to be addressed as.
Our legislators are passing laws barring or excluding certain religious displays yet by baring some, they are in fact promoting others. My state passed a law banning the use of the words God and Jesus from prayer in our congress. So, they singled out God and Jesus, but not Buddha or other deities!
Our police and fire departments, along with the military, exclude people of certain heights and/or weights. While at first this seems somewhat understandable, once these people are fully employed, those rules no longer seem to matter. For example, the sailor who could not be taller than 6’8” to enlist, is now 6’11,’ or the fire or police who could not be over a certain weight to join but are now 30-60 pounds above that maximum allowable weight.
We have many jobs where the strategy of the business does not align with a spiritual view of helping and growing others spiritually, and thus these employers stray away from strong religious views and people who proactive those views.
I could go on and on identifying where this crazy discrimination mind-set has blossomed into an uncontrollable and most certainly unwanted, dare I say, PANDEMIC!!! But I will stop with just these few. The fact is that the vast majority of people are good, fair minded, caring, loving, and non-prejudice, people and treat and love all whom they encounter equally, contrary to what our world wants us to believe.
My question for you is, are you next? If you’re wondering when you’ll be discriminated against, well you’re too late, because you already have been! All of the things that are occurring, as the world responds to this craziness, are impacted you, by default affecting you, and in some manner or form, discriminating against you. Yet neither the founding of our country…Nor the grace of God Himself, has ever led to, or mandated such insanity.
Our countries founding fathers made it clear our country was not to operate in the manner of all these things I have mentioned above. They wrote in the Declaration of Independence states; “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The term “Men” was later clarified to mean everyone.
Jesus, the son of God, also made it clear that EVERYONE WAS EQUALLY IMPORTANT. Jesus never belittled, shamed, or degraded people. When Jesus spent time with hurting people, they felt seen, accepted, worthy, loved, forgiven and rescued.
God, through Jesus made it abundantly clear that we are all His children, white, black, old, young, everyone. In these three versus, and in many many more from God’s Word, it is quite clear that all are equally loved, by God. So, I leave you with this:
Romans 3:23: For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
Jesus told His disciples, as written in Matthew 28:19-20 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
John 14:6: Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
God Bless You All – Don’t buy into the rhetoric of this world, but go forth and treat everyone equally with the true love of God!!!