God’s not color-blind (no one is > or <)

God created skin-color, so you know He’s not color-blind. Of course, God sees our skin-color, but He doesn’t evaluate us by it. The color says nothing about the condition of a car or a house or a cat. The same goes for people!

I don’t believe that there are skin color based differences between people. Any characteristic you can find in white people you can also find in black people. Do you believe there are differences between blue-eyed-people and brown-eyed people?

The myth that darker skin color makes people different from lighter skinned people, needs to be publicly renounced. I see much greater differences between people of different personality types, than between people of different skin color.

It’s time to welcome people of color outside the lines of stereotypes, labels, customs, suspicions, and traditions. Until whites = blacks, and blacks = whites (no > or <), race will continue to be a big problem in America.

There’s no reason for skin-color to categorize humanity. We see eye-color but don’t break people into categories because of it.

Free association test: White person: _______. Black person: _______. Any difference reveals a lot about YOU.

If we adhere to the first words of the Constitution, “We the people of the United States,” there’s no room for “us” and “them.” I love connecting with people as equals. Even when I pastored a church, I never wanted to be called Rev. or Pastor–just Steve.

Your value is based on being a human being–not on skin color, career, mistakes, status, reputation, resume, or even behavior. If I know you or if I don’t know you, your life matters to me.

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 co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We 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 called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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