I do not understand all the hatred in the world! People hate someone because of
· Skin color
· ancestral background
· and more
Am I better than you, or you better than me, because of the way we look, the way we were raised, or our chosen career path?
The answer is NO!
Now, if you harmed me (or my family) in some fashion (physical, emotional, socially, etc.) I would certainly have an issue with you, but I would not take that issue and transfer it to everyone who is similar to you. That’s ridiculous.
To hate, dislike, discriminate, (whatever word you choose) an entire group of people because a few of their numbers behave in a way we deem unacceptable is not the way to live your life. Hate only breeds hate. We should not be judging an entire group of people on the actions of a few. How can we make a better world for our kids/grandkids if we continue to teach them to hate their fellow man/woman?
Remember Romeo and Juliet?
They were sworn enemies because of the families they were born in to. A tragic ending for a silly reason.
How about the Hatfield’s and the McCoy’s? Same thing. Generations of hatred just because of who the family was, not who the individual people were.
The Civil War and the German extermination of Jewish people are more examples of hatred of an entire group of people.
At the risk of being politically incorrect, are the above well know rivalries any more tragic than the things we hear in the news these days?
As Donnie Osmond sang, “One bad apple don’t spoil the whole bunch, Girl.” I suppose if you leave the bad apple in the barrel, it will affect those around it and spoil them, too. That’s still only one barrel. If you are hanging around with people who are spewing hatred it would be a good idea to distance yourself from them. As speaker Jim Rohn says, “We are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.” So, unless you want to become judgemental, unforgiving, and unkind stay as far away from hatemongers as you can.
Less hatred in this world should be a goal for everyone.
1 Corinthians 13:13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.