A Pain Unknown

Some of us will never know the pain felt by those of color. After watching, the Bachelorette, as silly as this sounds, I understood and witnessed the true feelings of those trying to fit in. Sure, I know it’s TV and entertainment, but it is also genuine feelings of black people, who are trying to live in this world and embrace all that it has to offer . Maybe I personally never felt their pain, nor did I see it, because I never treated anyone differently. But the real reality is, black folks are the minority, and are quite often faced with unnecessary challenges and the hurtful doings of some bad characters . No one should be treated differently because of the color of their skin. It’s almost bizarre to me that this still occurs today or has ever occurred in the past. Why does skin color matter any more than hair color or eye color? Do we not all bleed red? Are we not all human? Before, you go on to say, that we’ve had a black President, professional black athletes, musicians, entertainers etc., remember that the majority of black folks are hurting on the inside, just struggling to fit in, while keeping a smile on their face. The struggle is real for so many, and we created the problem. I am not saying white people created the problem, I am saying humans did. Now it is our time to fix it. But fighting is not the solution, God is!

I’ve been reading so much about this GREAT RESET, which is a global environmental, economic and social reset. Maybe a reset is exactly what our country needs, not to eradicate capitalism, but to embrace humanity. We are ALL made in God’s image, and no one should be treated any differently. God has clearly laid out his TWO most important commandments, yet we so often forget.

Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Matthew 22: 36-40

If we are Christians in this world, we should always be helping our brothers and sisters. If we genuinely love God with our whole heart, soul, and mind, then seeing another IS to see the face of God. When he says treat your neighbor as yourself, would you ever treat yourself the way you sometimes treat others? Although I am not a big fan of the BLM movement, I am a big fan of the Christian movement, which clearly lays out our laws of LOVE. If our black friends are hurting, then we should be helping them. We are all brothers and sisters, regardless of color. In fact, without color, our world would be rather blah… Why don’t we see color as a gift? It is one of the greatest blessings of nature.

If you could make one change today, may it be your understanding. Open up your hearts and learn to understand how black people may feel. They are always trying to fit in, always trying to walk the fine line, when all they should be doing is being human, and enjoying life. As I sit here crying, writing this blog today, all I can do is pray that God opens the hearts of humans to understand that color is a blessing, and not a curse. Listen to your black friends when they are crying to be heard, and pray with them. Pray that the Lord opens the hearts of all humans. Racism is evil, at it’s core, and as Christians it should never be tolerated or accepted. Pray to end racism, not by rioting or protesting, but through prayer. Ask God to open the hearts of all humans, by adding more love, compassion, kindness, thankfulness, empathy and of course, His grace. Ask God to help people understand the true blessings of color. Ask God to help us bring everyone together because no one should live a life in tears.

#PrayerisPowerful #GodisGood #ColorisBeautiful #weAREtheWorld #healhumanity

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