My group / your group — disdain isn’t sane . . .

True self-esteem never needs someone to look down on and never results in insults. It never needs to criticize other people in order to feel good about self.

My group, your group,
When we jump thru that hoop,
What we lose
Is hard to recoup.

Trying to ease your pain
By looking down on others,
With disdain,
Isn't sane.

Disdain for people
Makes the down-looker's face
And his heart hard.

When disagreement
Turns into disdain,
It creates much
Anger and pain.

After centuries of disdain, 
It's time for America 
To open our heart and say, 
"Black lives really do matter."

Many amazingly incredible people have opinions (and/or skin color) that differ from mine (and yours). Let’s love one another — even people we consider to be enemies.

Christ-followers need to put obedience to the living Jesus and love for one another, above politics or race. God’s looking for humility and repentance, but too many of us are responding with anger and arrogance.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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