please! let me tell you…
I just sat and read an article about judgmental and hateful comments that someone had to say toward others who are not like them.
I then watched a video of a young boy who is broken and torn because of things other people have said because he is not like them.
My mom told me yesterday about an 11-year-old boy who killed himself because he is bullied, why was he bullied…?
I am going to guess…Because in our society we are taught to shun, walk away from, be judgmental to, and look down on others who are not like us!
THAT is why I feel sick!
This is why I am sad
This is what frustrates me…
HOW DARE WE!
How can we let this happen?
How can we make it stop?
Today I got to work with a youth theater group (of various races, sexual orientation and backgrounds.) I watched them come together and express love, unity, and support for one another. A poignant moment that was performed today that really stuck with me was a short theater piece on equality. It showed a beggar, a gay couple, a well off married couple, and a military personal, and the only line that was spoken in this performance was at the end…“People to people…we are ALL people”
WHY is this SO HARD to understand?!
WE ARE ALL PEOPLE!!!!
WHY is this so hard to accept!!!
WE ARE ALL PEOPLE!!!!
YES! we are all different
YES! we ALL struggle!
We can love people! We can accept people!
We do not have to love and accept what they do, and we do not have to support their actions.
We can love the person!
I am a single, white, female Mormon who grew up in Utah and lives in New York City. There are A LOT of people who are different than me…
The wealthy businessman, the druggie, the married couple, the homeless, the Pastor at the Lutheran church, the homosexual, the alcoholic, the atheist, the list goes on and on.
I do not define myself as any of these things…but does that mean that I should shun, look down on, or judge them?
WE ALL STRUGGLE!
In different ways…
we ALL have faults and flaws and imperfections…
we are ALL sinners!
we are ALL imperfect!
I try to do my best, to be my best, to love, to accept…
I am imperfect…
I have faults…
I have flaws…
I wish that I could shout it out on the rooftops, I want the world to know!
I am NOT prefect!
Neither are YOU!
Neither is ANYONE on this earth!
Look around you…
WE ARE ALL PEOPLE!
WE ALL deserve LOVE!