In December 2014, I’ve seen images of perceived injustice and true injustice. I’ve heard speeches that are a transparent attempt to pull the races further apart. I’ve always been a Caucasian woman so I see the world through my gray eyes, but I do not wear rose-colored glasses. I do not pretend that everything is perfect in this world, in this country or in my community. I know as well as anyone that there is work to be done by everyone. As a Caucasian woman I refuse to shoulder all of the responsibility but I am more than willing to meet anyone halfway. I am prepared to do as much as I can to get along with anyone with the understanding that they will make that same effort with me.
I am not a hater. I am not a divider. I am not any label that anyone wants to stick on me.
I’ve prayed throughout the month of December, and I have been led by the Lord to write this post. I know it’s not giddy and fun, but when I began writing this blog I promised God that I would do so with my ears open to HIS leading. This is HIS blog and always has been (it always will be).
Hear me people – my civil rights END at the tip of my nose and so do yours. Once I begin making demands that make my rights seem more important than yours, I am treading on your rights and diminishing them. True equality will not come to pass with violence of any kind or with harsh speeches that make others feel less protected and more threatened.
I want nothing between my Lord and I in 2015. I want to be just as close to Him as I can get. There is no room for judgment, hate or evil when God is with me and His Holy Spirit is guiding me.
That’s the bottom line – if it is peace we want in our country – an INDIVISIBLE country, as we say in the Pledge of Allegiance – then it comes down to each person deciding to chase after it with a sense of real purpose. I want that and vow to pray for America and be the person I know God wants me to be in the upcoming year.
Remember the GOLDEN RULE??? It seems to be a bit tarnished nowadays. Let’s shine it up with the cloth of God’s love and let HIS LOVE shine through us to everyone in 2015!
I’m just one voice – one Caucasian woman, writing what God laid on my heart to write. I was obedient. I can’t change a heart or a mind. THAT is up to God. ❤
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