We Are All Human

Human beings

Dedicated to my inspiration for this one: Purple Rain will never be the same.

Who are you?  What are you?  Are you rich, middle class, poor? What about the color of your skin?  What religion do you practice?  Republican or Democrat?   Gay, straight, transgender?    Are you a woman or a man?

I was talking with a friend the other day about community.  Said friend posed an honest, profound question. Why must it be the “Gay” community, the “Straight” community, the “Black” community or the “Christian” community?  Why can’t we just be one community?   Are we not all human?  The questions left me thinking.

So many things this day and age separate us: race, politics, socioeconomic class, religion, sex, and sexual preferences.   We fight, argue, slander, and tell others they are wrong if their opinions don’t match ours, we don’t reach out to others we feel are beneath our social standing.   We hate and discriminate due to skin color or sexual orientation.  And in the midst of it all we forget the simple truth that universally binds us.  We are all human beings.  Despite all the things that make us different at the end of every day, we are still human, the same at the cellular level.

The second greatest command in the bible is to love your neighbor as yourself.  Your neighbor isn’t simply the person living next to you, behind you, or in front of you.  It isn’t just the people you work with.  Your neighbor is every single one of your fellow humans.    We all suffer, have trials, joys, and pain, things that have broken us and put us back together.   So what if they believe different, so what if their sexual preference is different from yours.  So what if their skin color is different.   They are still human.  I would venture to guess that each and every one of us wants the same thing. To be loved and accepted unconditionally.

But we don’t, we let the shit get in the way.   It is time we shovel the shit out of the pasture of humanity and start loving our neighbor as we do ourselves.     Maybe, just maybe, then some of the shit killings, bullying, and hate will stop.   Martin Luther King once said “Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”  It’s up to us.

Human

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June 29, 2015. Tags: , . Uncategorized.

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