Status symbols clash with reality . . .

Hierarchies are “status cymbals” clamoring to categorize us as superior or inferior. But when we lump people into various categories, we miss out on their individual stories.

There’s no place for inhumanity in humanity. Let’s have grace for the human race. Bias is like wifi; just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean that you don’t have it.

Nature proclaims equality. We all come from the same humble beginnings–one sperm meeting one egg.

The form asks for "race," 
But none of the boxes 
Lists "human" in the choices, 
So I check "other."

Decategorize
Humanity.
See people through
Compassionate eyes.

To look down on other people is an attempt at self-supremacy. However, in reality, to devalue others is to insult yourself in the mirror of humanity. Pride is bias because it lets self overshadow truth.

There’s nothing great about hate. It’s impossible to hate and not discriminate.

If we all lived like all lives matter, no one would feel the need to say black lives matter. It was evil when skin-shade was made a stigma, a way to degrade people. The most cruel thing people have ever done to other people is race-based slavery.

The human race is indivisible. No matter how we feel about others they’re still human.

To evaluate people in a negative way opens the gate to hate, but compassion leads to kindness. Color blindness sees only black and white. Color-kindness sees beauty in diversity.

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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