We are all children of Almighty God uniquely and wonderfully made in His image. We are all special and beautiful in His sight and in our own way. God has meted to each of us, regardless of the color of our skin, a certain measure of faith, talent, and abilities. We cannot continue to discredit any race of people for the things that they have been able to do, but rather we need to rally behind them as brothers and sisters, and help to strengthen and encourage them to press on to higher aspirations.
The color of a man’s skin has never, does not now, nor will it ever, make the man. No man is better than or superior to another because of the color of his skin, and so, no man should ever have to feel that he has to live his life in bondage and servitude to another.
No man is a lone island in the middle of a vast oasis, but the reality is that we are all intrinsically connected in that there are some things that I can help you with and teach you if you would allow me, and there are things that you can help me with and teach me if I would allow you. I am not necessarily more intelligent than you, nor are you necessarily more intelligent than me. We are simply different and view the world from different perspectives.
I will forever be grateful that my parents did not raise me in a black and white world, but a world full of color and diversity. I am glad that they taught me from an early age that no one person is better than another, but we are all different in our own way, and that is what makes each of us uniquely wonderful and special.
I will always be thankful that they taught me to never let cultural disparities cause a great chasm, but to use those differences as a foundational reason for uniting together to learn from one another to help build bridges of love, hope, peace, and understanding.
I am grateful that they taught me that I should never judge any man by what I see with my physical eyes, but rather by the true nature of his character. They taught me that I should try walking a mile in another man’s shoes, and see the world through his eyes, and then I might better understand him.
I am especially grateful that they taught me that we are all God’s children and that He is no respecter of persons. He loves all of us equally and unconditionally.
It is those life lessons that have molded and shaped me into the man who I am today. And it for these moral standards of living that I will forever stand. Whether people like me, love me, or hate me is strictly their choice, but I am who I am by the love, grace, and mercy of Almighty God and I will never apologize to any man for that.
Instead of always arguing and disputing over the things that seemingly make us different, we need to tear down those walls of division and begin to build bridges of unity based on our commonalities. If we are to stay warm from the coldness of the world, we must come together and reason together, realizing that we can all share the same blanket of love, for we are all children of God.