Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Stop Stereotyping



God has created each and every one of us in His image. What gives us the right to look at someone else and cast judgment - whether consciously or subconsciously? Nevertheless, most people stereotype the homeless as being drunks, drug addicts, mentally ill, or just plain lazy. The truth though is that none of this is the reality of many people who are homeless today. Instead, you'll find many people who are fleeing domestic violence, caught up in messy divorces, growing up in foster homes, and other unfortunate circumstances.


Everyone has a unique story - whether they're on the street or not. Everyone is dealing with their own issues. We need to stop letting our pre-conceived ideas about a segment of society prevent us from seeing them as God sees them - as people created in His image and loved by Him. Once we start seeing everyone in the same light, we'll be better prepared to serve and love our fellow humans the way Jesus wants us to.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for reminding us of this hard message, many times people want to be quick to judge, myself included, so that we can either justify our own sin or excuse ourselves for not helping.

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  2. Such a needed post. I do think people are bad at stereotyping the homeless. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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