But, one day, you’re going to be jolted out of bed by a memory awakening and a grace awakening. It’s the only way to live. Turning the lights on of your conscience and the word of God. He and his disciples were on their way to Jerusalem and to get there they had to go through a neighboring nation. They asked permission and they were refused. Their passports were rejected. The disciples freaked out. They played the race card. “Jesus, those despised Samaritans, can you believe they are refusing us. Jesus, nuke them, waste them, throw down fire and brimstone, obliterate them.” You know what Jesus said, and I am paraphrasing, “Guys, put the race card back in the deck. Everyone matters to me. I love everyone. I’m colorblind. I don’t worry about six pounds of flesh.” And the disciples learned a lot that day. Racism was vogue. It was hip. It was cool. It was edgy even back in Biblical times.
Isn’t it so interesting how we label and typecast? I will show you what I am talking about. I will give you a test right now. This is a typecasting test. We won’t make you write down anything nor will we grade your papers. Here is the first question. Name the nationality of the leaders of organized crime in our country. I can’t hear you. Don’t be afraid. What? Come on. Italians. Now wait a minute, are you telling me that all Italians are a part of organized crime? Is that what you are saying? See how it works?
I have got another one for you. Name the skin color of the best athletes in the NFL. Black. Does that mean that all African-Americans are great athletes. And sometimes do we think of the African-American with just their athletic prowess? Here is another one. Name the most predominate culture that is into landscaping in our country?
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