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This morning I was listening to the soundtrack from the movie The Greatest Showman. There is one song I really like. It’s called Rewrite the Stars.
“What if we rewrite the stars? Say you were made to be mine. Nothing could keep us apart. You’d be the one I was meant to find. It’s up to you and it’s up to me. No one can say what we get to be. So why don’t we rewrite the stars? Maybe the world could be ours.”
In this song the two characters are talking about how they love each other and want to be together but it is very difficult because he’s White and she’s Black. I like how this song is trying to fight against racial inequality. Sadly, there are people who are still racist. This doesn’t only make me sad; it makes me angry. A friend of my friend was afraid to go to church again because at the last church she went to they wouldn’t let her biracial son become a member. This woman was afraid to go to any church because one church had treated her badly. They were unloving and un-biblical. There are so many verses that say racism is not okay. And also just the fact that we’re supposed to love everyone should tell people racism is not okay.
“Then Peter began to speak: ‘I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.” Acts 10:34-35 NIV
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 NIV
“If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,’ you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. James 2:8-9 NIV
“Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’ So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:26-27 NIV
The verses in Genesis don’t say so God created White people in his own image. It says He created mankind in his own image. This means all of mankind no matter what race people are. I feel like I shouldn’t need to be writing this post. Not being racist should be common sense especially for people who are Christians. The verses in John say “love one another.” That means love everyone not just people who look the same as you.
If we see or hear people being racist we need to speak up. We should not let racist “jokes” or comments just slip by. We can change the world one person at a time. So speak up and be kind.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”- Mahatma Gandhi
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”- Martin Luther King, Jr.