The cities in America are booming with such diversity, ethnicity, and culture. I was in Boston yesterday morning in 2018 at a conference in the midst of a Nor’easter that brought a lot of rain. I went to hear of a ministry that reaches people literally in the streets with God’s love. They reach some of the most unreachable people groups and the dregs of society. The kind of people that even some religious groups couldn’t be bothered with.
Afterward we ate at a diner where the line was out the door in the pouring rain! I saw many walks of life here and they were young and old alike. Some were young professionals. college students, etc. Our cities and our world is constantly changing and has been changing for quite some time. It’s not just the Irish, Italians, and Jewish people anymore in Boston or other large cities!
How do we welcome or be a friend to people, human beings that are different than us? Each of us wants to be accepted by other people just like them. Jesus came to love the whole world not just a select few. I guess this is why some of the religious crowds gave him a difficult time. Some of these groups were set in their ways and they didn’t think like them!
Just because people are different doesn’t mean we can’t get along. Have you ever thought that other people of different race, culture, ethnic groups, religions may think you are weird or strange as well?
I learned to rub shoulders with different people in the city that has helped me to love, accept, and respect people for who they are and not listen to the cookie cutter comments of other voices. Why should I judge them when I don’t really even know them?
If you want to make a difference in your world then get out there and see your world and stop listening to the BS in the media and social media and your life will make a better impact.
Jesus emphasized us to “Love one another”.
Have a great day my friend.