The other day my wonderful husband brought me home Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter which I have been wanting to read for a very long time. Just for the record, I'm not quite half way through and I LOVE it. It's quite enjoyable. Last night I was reading and came upon this jewel: "Judge us not equally." Now in the book this quote is referencing Vampires and slaves, but how relevant is it to us normal folk?
Yesterday I read a blog written by my cousin who told the story about an experience he had on a recent flight. I won't link you there because I haven't asked for his permission, but to sum up it was about a young man of middle eastern decent who was shown disdain and prejudice by an older woman based solely on his appearance. My cousin shared how even after the young man jumped up to offer this woman assistance with her luggage, she still glared at him with judgment. Now, there was more to the story but I was struck by the thought of how often we judge something or someone based on something else entirely.
For instance it seems that in our society Christianity has become somewhat taboo. I've become even more aware of this now that I've moved out of the Bible Belt. Christians are judged as being judgemental, hypocritical, and ultra-conservative. We are being judged that way based on the actions of a few.
Judge us not equally.
It is unfortunate that there are "Christians" who are quite vocal about their lack of love for their brothers. Can we not make it our mission to change this image being touted about this nation?
I know that lately I have been blogging a lot about love. I feel transformed. There's no other way to say it. It's a hard thing to love, really hard, but lately I find it just a little bit easier. What was once a struggle to see the good in every situation has become closer to being a part of my nature. There are certain parts of my life that I still hold a prejudice for, certainly, but those things are few. I am a different person. I love more, I judge less, and I feel a need to be a difference in our world.
Join me on this mission won't you please?
Blessings to you this day.