Tolerance for aboriginals, nil. Tolerance for Japanese, nil. Asians, Chinese, Arabians, Egyptians etc., Nil. Basically, anyone with skin that was not white is beneath me and is scum and are not worthy to breath the same air as me. Beat them up and make their life a misery is just fine…and justifiable as they are only insignificant low-lifes.
To my absolute shame, that was the culture I was brought up in – selfish and intolerant.
Then at age 25, God stepped into my life. His Love for me was overwhelming… and I realised I didn’t deserve it. And yet He forgave me of all.
…that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” Acts 10:43
His Love transformed me from being a racial prejudice hypocrite to one who could love anyone… especially those who I previously had contempt for. I am overwhelmed by that Love.
Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts those from every nation who fear him and do what is right…” Acts 10:34,35
This was my enlightenment too. I’m so glad God didn’t show favouritism, accepted me and has forgiven me. Now it’s my turn to spread the Good News to all men, regardless of race, colour of their skin, etc. How privileged am I.
Prayer: Lord, thank you that you don’t show favouritism. Thank you for opening my eyes, for accepting me, for forgiving me, especially when I didn’t deserve it. Thank you for Your Love. Please help me to continue to love all men, as You do, and to share the Good News with many. In Jesus Name I ask it. Amen.