So I decided to make a couple of changes to my blog. Nothing major, just some colors and fonts. I also finally added a blog description. And I did so to remind myself that I may be a citizen of this country, but I'm just passing through. I am not guaranteed a permanent residency status in this ol' planet. I got to thinking about our nation's obsession with pointing out the cultural differences we have with each other. And one of the ways we inflict our sense of superiority is by focusing on our citizenship status as Americans. "But I'm an American citizen." "They are only illegal or resident aliens at best." Let me clarify, I am proud to be an American. But I always think when I see the struggles of those less fortunate "But for the grace of God, that could be me". I mean, who can help where or to whom they were born? And yes, I do see and understand about the social and financial burden and stress we are under as a nation with the influx of so many undocumented people. That is why we have a responsibility to elect people of wisdom and intellect to solve those issues. I certainly don't have an answer. But it's not acceptable or feasible to allow hatred and prejudice to be the guiding forces in solving these problems. We seem to have forgotten that we are all inhabitants of this world, but that our stay here is temporary. And sadly, the ones beating the drumbeat of intolerance and hatred the loudest are those who call themselves Christian conservatives. That is also ironic. Because our main goal in life should be to exalt and honor our Creator and to follow his teachings.
I would love it if my Grandchildren could grow up in a world where there is no racial prejudice, where people are not judged by their appearance, their ethnic background, or even their socio-economic standing. I would like to believe that there is still hope for that.
Just rambling again, as I am prone to do when I have little to write about.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. ~Philippians 4:8~