Not so Different After All


We live in a great big world with people who speak different languages, whose skin is different shades of brown and who have different color hair and eyes. Apart from that we are all pretty much the same. We all (for the most part) have 2 eyes, 2 ears, 1 nose and a mouth, 2 arms, legs, hands & feet. We all have 2 lungs, a stomach, 2 kidneys and a heart. Why is it that skin color so often stands between us?
Would you instead consider that there are only 2 kinds of people in this world; those who know Jesus as Savior and those who do not. That would pretty much sum up the race issue. In any case, those who know Jesus as Lord should treat other Christians as brothers and sisters & should treat nonbelievers lovingly, for God died for all of our sins and invited us all to be a part of his family. 
So let’s not build walls between us because of the color of our skin. Instead, lets start loving our neighbor, no matter what color they are. 
…but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. – Romans 12:10-18

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