What About “Them”?

For the last several months I’ve been thinking a lot about a very hot topic. It is something we all have to face, no matter who we are or what we look like.  Talking about this subject can make us feel uncomfortable.  But just thinking about it, as I’ve come to find out lately,  can be very difficult because it confronts us with our own feelings about the subject – ugly, terrifying feelings we might’ve not even been aware of before.

And, no, I’m not referring to any of those sizzling subjects of today that none of us can seem to agree on, like politics or homosexuality. I’m talking about “them” – you know – those people who are not “us.”  They look different, act different, speak different than us.  We don’t know if we can handle them or how, and we’re not even sure they know how to handle us either.

For some strange reason I haven’t figured out yet, no matter how much pondering I’ve done, we feel threatened and uncomfortable by “them” or they feel that way about “us” even when we don’t even know each other!

How can this be?

This Wednesday, during our Women’s Evening Bible Study, a group of us women will gather together to explore the intriguing, fascinating, mind-blowing, distressing and infuriating subject of discrimination, and we will try to make some sense of it based on what the Bible has to say about it and about our part in transforming people’s minds, including ours, with God’s truth.

Our Bible Study will take place at the VC High School Auditorium from 6:45 – 8:30 p.m. It is free but if you’d like to bring a treat to share, that’d be wonderful.

We hope that you can join us!

Ana

Author: ana

I'm Ron's wife and the proud mother of 3 adult children: Gracie, Ronnie and Nick. A native of beautiful Guatemala City, I work as a Spanish court interpreter. I love to read, write and tell others about God's love.

One thought on “What About “Them”?”

  1. Loved your talk. I also loved the entire theme of diversity. I think the flip side, being White, is sometimes being labeled racist when others don’t like or agree with your opinion, even if the topic has nothing to do with race. Those labels aren’t helpful for constructive communication. Sometimes people do just say dumb or rude things, (that they would also unfortunately say to a White person?!), and then the race card gets pulled. I guess the point is not to say dumb or rude things, lol, to anyone, about anything.

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