Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Think on this… People have much to say about race and color. In this country things are very black and white. Literally! Which can be funny to those in other countries where the differences are not so dramatic. Some would say that since the U.S. has a black president we are in post-racial America. So, the question I am led to ask is, should we be colorblind? Should we not care about race? Many Christians push this philosophy that we are all the same, and race should no longer be a matter. But is that right?

That does not seem right to me (before you start arguing with your computer screen), let me explain. My ancestors have gone through a lot for me to be here. Being stolen from their homes, the middle passage (slave ship export), slavery, the Jim Crow south, oppression, have all played a part in the person I have become. I don’t want to do away with, or ignore, or forget about that. Now, I don’t believe that I should use that to have a victim mentality, or blame “whites” for my life circumstances. But, colorblind seems to devalue the history from which I have come. Jewish people refuse to forget the holocaust, and no one should make them feel bad for that. Their history has value and is important to them and us, for that matter.

I love it when the Bible says, Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people. “ Rev. 14:6 That means that in heaven God notices the different colors and cultures and is intentional about getting them all around His throne. That means that God is not colorblind. He sees different cultures and loves them all. So, love who you are and what you come from, and allow others to do the same. Variety is the spice of life. … Just a thought.

1 comment:

  1. I agree. I think that just as God created diversity in the plants, animals, and insects to show His awesomeness, he created even more diversity within the human race. He can understand EVERY language, identify with any culture. We should embrace it and enjoy it just as He does. Perhaps the only thing that should be of concern is the "race" of our hearts, and that's not even up for us to decide.