God created mankind in his image;

in the image of God He created them;

male and female – He created them.

I just don’t understand the whole philosophy behind what is being referred to as the “Cancel Culture”, “Critical Race”, or any other idea that’s sole intention is to divide our nation. I was taught – and I still whole this “truth to be self evident” – that we are ALL created equal. We are all created in the image and likeness of God. I have also come to believe I don’t need to look at my fellow man with “color blind” eyes. If we truly are made in the image and likeness of God, why should I not see the beauty of all races, of all people whether they are black, white or any color in between. We are all beautiful in God eyes and that should not be canceled.

I am reminded of the famous line that “those who fail to understand history are doomed to repeat it”. I know the Bible isn’t a “history” book, but just look at the many examples of “cancel culture” written in the Bible. Cain & Abel; Egyptians & Jews; Romans & Jews; Jews & Christians (look no further than Saul/Paul in regards to this); Romans & Christians. In more recent history, How about the slave trade? How about Hitler? How about the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. No good has ever come from a theory that’s sole intention is to cancel out a race of people. The “cancel culture” that existing today is no different.

Christ was about love. Christ was about serving not just the “chosen” race but people of all races. Look no further than the Gospel readings these past few weeks to find that out…

Last Friday: Jesus said to His disciples…”This I command you – love one another.”

Last Saturday: Jesus said to his disciples: 
“If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first.
If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own;
but because you do not belong to the world,
and I have chosen you out of the world,
the world hates you.

Last Sunday: Jesus said to his disciples:
“As the Father loves me, so I also love you.
Remain in my love.
If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love,
just as I have kept my Father’s commandments
and remain in his love.

Monday: “I have told you this so that you may not fall away.
They will expel you from the synagogues;
in fact, the hour is coming when everyone who kills you
will think he is offering worship to God.
They will do this because they have not known either the Father or me.
I have told you this so that when their hour comes
you may remember that I told you.”

Tuesday: For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you.
But if I go, I will send him to you.
And when he comes he will convict the world
in regard to sin and righteousness and condemnation:
sin, because they do not believe in me; 
righteousness, because I am going to the Father
and you will no longer see me;
condemnation, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.”

Wednesday: Jesus said to his disciples:
“I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.
But when he comes, the Spirit of truth,
he will guide you to all truth…”

Those with ears ought to hear…

Do something great for our Lord today…call on His advocate – the Holy Spirit – and let the Spirit guide you in the Truth. Don’t cancel your fellow man but love them. This is the command of Jesus…love one another as He has loved you.

I firmly resolve with the help of Thy Grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin.

God’s will, not mine, be done.

Be not afraid; just have faith.

Jesus, I trust in You.

He must increase; I must decrease.

Lord, if You wish, You can make me clean.

But you man of God chose righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience and gentleness.. Compete well for the faith.

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