I have watched this short video too many times. Putting rainbow in the clouds of others no matter who they are, where they come from, their preferences, their beliefs and other differences they may not share with you.
As Christian, it was hard to understand or even tolerate anything that’s not Christian including people who weren’t because I thought I was better. As an African…black man, I easily saw prejudice in almost anything anybody of any race would do even if it wasn’t so. As someone who grew up fairly wealthy, didn’t think much of people who lived in different situations.
Reality is this, it’s so easy to love those who speak the same language as you, eat the same food as you or share the same faith and beliefs as you. But the challenge comes in for many people when it comes to others who don’t share your beliefs , your circles…
It’s funny when I hear people say they love yet they do it from a distance. Like what does that even mean? Love is love. Love is expressed. Love is real…practical and not theoritical. Can you be rude to someone you love, can you shut your door of help to someone you love? Can you simply hurt someone you love with your words or actions? Don’t profess love if you don’t know what it means.
I came across another short video that explained love in the most accurate and beautiful way.
After Maya Angelou said all these beautiful things, she ended it by saying the four most powerful words. Words she probably did not realize how powerful they were, words you probably ignored. She said in the end, “That’s what I think”.
How much better the world would be if people did not impose their own thoughts and beliefs on others. Wars have started and killed millions of people because people refused to say and mean those four words. Old women are being kept in camps because someone did not use those four words. People are ostracized from churches and social gatherings because someone chose not to use those four words. People are killed and put in jail based on someone’s thoughts and how he…PERSONALLY feels. “Why should I be silent if she is old and a witch?” “Why should I not call the Police if I see a black man walk down the street?” “Why should I not rape her for being lesbian?” “Why should I not disrespect her faith for being a Muslim?”
And now I say, “Why should we keep silent to allow this injustice to continue?” Not doing anything at all like a simple ‘share’ is taking a stand for injustice. Well, that’s what I think.