The episode I watched today was about racism. A little boy who was colored played the trumpet magnificently. When Josh, the one on the left in above photo invited him to play at a ladies tea party, it was beautiful to most, but not to the white higher class society in this show.
Although they couldn’t come out and say he didn’t play grand, of course that would have been a lie, they let Josh know that the little colored boy could not be allowed in their building.
When the story was drawn out to its hour, it showed how difficult it is to be accepted and in the end he was accepted and praised highly for his natural talent. These type shows always cause a couple of tears to flow from my eyes, but I love them. Happy endings is what I like and I think most of us crave in our own lives.
Yesterday it was announced here in my state of Indiana, that gays have the right to marry. I have my own personal views on the topic but have not written down in the comment section as of yet.
Should I write down my own opinion? Should I start judging others? Do I have the right to voice my thoughts? Or should I let our almighty God handle this.
I don’t know if there is a fear of blacks and whites being placed together, or the fear is from not understanding that we are all created equal in God’s eyes, there are just different colors of skins. Somewhere through the years we, the people, have divided ourselves into different classes. There are the rich, the middle class and the poor.
With homosexuality can we look at it in the same light as being white or black? I am not sure. A lot of it depends on how we were raised as children. It seems that most of what we represent today as adults stems from our upbringing.
Were our parents prejudiced? Did they make their voices known throughout the home? Were we brought up in church or not? Did something happen to us in our adulthood that caused us to believe one way or another?
All I know is I have read many, many comments on my Facebook page and it is sad that a bigger percent than not are hateful comments, judging comments, name calling, and a show that caring is not a concern. It is more about thy own opinion is all that matter in these remarks.
Are we supposed to stand up and be shown for who we are inside? Or are we to keep our thoughts to ourselves in order to keep the peace. I guess if Jesus didn’t keep moving forward and he hid behind a rock, in fear of what others would think of him, life would not give us our choices for today.
Would we take risk of being stoned today as in the days of when the Lord walked the face of this earth, just so people can know where we stand in our own personal lives?
For me, I can say that I believe my job here on earth is to try to love thy neighbor as myself. I am to spread the word of Christ by being a good example of what God placed me here for.
I am not to judge, but to pray for all. I think the devil is probably sitting back having a good laugh at what has happened. He has brought forth the wicked in the tongues. He is helping to do and act exactly has Jesus has taught us not to.
I think it is sad that there is so much destruction in our world today. One religion fighting over another person’s beliefs. Believing we have a right to take another person’s life because in my thought, the only one who has the right to take a life is God.
We as a person come together and form what is called a state, a country, and a universe. We are to be smart enough to get along with each other. We are to put our armour on each morning and walk on the path of God.
What scares me is what is going to happen? How much more turmoil can our planet take before peace comes once again? I rarely watch the news anymore. Very little is positive. Negativity is what sells our or newscasters and newspapers would be out of work.
If I want to try to keep strong and live a life that is good, than I must stay away from the negative. I have a few friends and I choose them wisely. Not to gain in popularity, but for what they believe in. I have not once heard from any of my friends boasting or judging others. This is very important to me.
So, in conclusion I realize that what God thinks of me is very important to me. I choose to walk this path I am treading in life. I may not be well-known or popular in society, but I know God loves me for continually trying to follow his commandments. Blessings and hugs to all of my friends and family.
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed – we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”
“If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values – that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.”
“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
“Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”
“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
“We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.”
“Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.”
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
“Life’s most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?”
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”
“There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.”
“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
| Martin Luther King Jr.
Be encouraged by our the words of Martin Luther King Jr. This very famous man had a strong personality and determination.
He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
He was a civil rights leader, and a Baptist minister and lived in the US. His life ended to early when an assassin’s bullet claimed his life in 1968.