So, yesterday I found myself looking at several videos on a new website that found its way to me. One in particular has been resonating with me since I saw it. It is a short clip that shows part of a study done with some young African-American children.
The more I think about it, the video isn’t just about skin color though. On some level it’s about anyone who is different than us. Us? Scratch that. Different than me. Which is…pretty much everyone.
Who’s nice? Who’s not? Who can I trust, who can I not trust? Who do I feel comfortable with, who do I avoid? Where do I choose to give my time, or money, or energy? Every day is filled with making decisions that ALWAYS are based on biases I have collected, for better or worse. My challenge, as a child of Christ, is to view things through HIS bias, His Word, by His Spirit.
May Christ’s Spirit walk with each of us on our walks, when we ask, or are asked, “which one?” Maybe we be prepared with an answer worthy of us being called by His name.
“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
– Luke 10:36-37