Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Jesus Sing-A-Longs: More Than Just A Fun Tune?

This is from artist and blogger David Hayward entitled Inaugural Hopes.

It really caught my attention especially as much hate-filled language as we have had floating around in the last year in America. Our politics and religion seem to have become more vocal about their prejudices.  

We place people in nice neat categories such as a race, and think that this one specific category defines who they are.  Yet people are people... they extend beyond and even defy catagorization.  Yet, we label them as this or that in order to take the human element out of our hatred, fear, and judgement!  Its just easier that way.  

Yet...lest we forget, "Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world"!  We are ALL God's children regardless of race, creed, sexuality, religion, etc...

The only label that truly defines us all is the title of "human".  

I wonder if we should add a few more lines to the verse of the song? It has failed to keep up with our growing prejudices.  "For God so loved the world" surely exceeds simply primary colors!


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