My family and I attended the Spanish Service at our church this morning and it occurred to me that language and race simply does not matter to God. Yes, I know we should already be aware of that, but it just really struck a chord in me today. As I was following along with my English responses and listening to the others reply in Spanish it made my heart smile. God does not care at all what color our skin is or what language comes out of our mouths when we are praising him so why do we, as Americans, discriminate against other races, cultures, and religions? Obviously not all of us do, but more often then not I hear things like “I live in America, I should not have to press 1 for English.” or “You’re in America now so you need to speak English and not Vietnamese.” Why? Why do we keep extending our boarders? Why do we try to keep everyone out and not accept them in? Why do we frown upon others speaking in their native tongue? Why can’t we just open our arms and accept them as Jesus would? We are all God’s people. We are all of his creation. It shouldn’t matter if you are black, white, or purple with yellow polka dots. We all love God and want to serve him as best we can. I will not lie, I am guilty of discrimination. However, I have been rethinking things a lot lately and I am really trying to see all things through Christ’s eyes. I want to love people as Christ loves people, I want to help people as Christ would help people, and I want to live a Christ-like life. I don’t see a better place to start then to open up my arms to all people of every nationality and race. John 13:34-35 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” Love does not see color nor language.
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