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CLARITY – 7-18-19 Color Blind


A Biblical Response to Current Events -7-18-19

Color Blind

What’s Happening: “The brouhaha about ‘love it or leave it’ has been going on almost a week…and it still continues. ‘The Squad’ reacts to Trump’s remarks…he reacts to theirs…and the cycle continues. Now the House of Representatives has passed a resolution condemning the President’s ‘racist’ remarks (which is not allowed by House rules, by the way). The most interesting reaction may have come from Representative Mike Kelly (Rep.-PA) when he said, ‘I’m a person of color. I’m white’ ( ‘You know, they talk about people of color, I’m a person of color. I’m white. I’m an Anglo Saxon. People say things all the time, but I don’t get offended,’ said Kelly. ‘With a name like Mike Kelly you can’t be from any place else but Ireland.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I never thought about it…I guess white is a color, too, huh?”

Biblical Response:  “Uh…yeah! Though people forget that. And maybe rightfully so…what with ‘white privilege’ and all. I guess that’s why the push for ethnic minority reparations has some steam. Still, God is color blind (Acts 17:26). Besides, like I’ve said before (7/12 – ‘Ethnos’…go to, we’re all going to look alike in a few millennia, anyway. As far as being sensitive to others’ speech, somebody is always offended by something. Speaking of skin, maybe we need to develop more thickness, regardless of color! The all-black church in Las Vegas I preached to didn’t seem to mind that I was all-white.”

“Christians? We should be used to offense. After all, we serve the Rock of Offense (Isaiah 8:14; Rom. 9:33; 1 Pet. 2:8). It makes it easy when you realize Jesus had the same color of blood as us all.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us not to take such offense and to not ‘punch each others’ buttons’ when we know where they are…surely we are more mature than that; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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