The scripture for today, December 16, is Romans 12:16 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.”
Who do we associate with? Just people who are like us?
Do we consider people richer than us as greedy, uncaring and uppity? And people poorer than us as lazy, users and lowlifes?
Do we consider people smarter than us as having their heads in the clouds? And people duller than us as incapable of understanding anything important?
Do we consider people stronger than us as egotistical show-offs? And people weaker than us as not worthy of notice?
How this hurts our Savior who died for everyone. We are all sinners. We all need the same saving grace.
Let us live in harmony with all. Let us make everyone ~ both those “above” us and “below” us ~ feel the love of God through us. And equal.