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Tuesday; February 13

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about the things that divide us – as a nation, in our communities and in our own individual relationships.  I have to warn you that my thoughts will probably be in contrast with some prevailing thought.  According to many who claim to know, what is wrong with our society can be reduced to terms of superficial qualities such as social privilege, race, gender or economics.  While it would be illogical to dismiss the differences in the environments in which we were raised or currently live, the thing that ultimately guides our actions is individual choice based upon the principles of our hearts and minds.  If I am a racist or a sexist, it shouldn’t be attributed to being a white, middle-class man; it is because I refuse to believe that, despite Jesus’ saving grace for all of us, we are all created equal in the eyes of God.  If I am addicted to drugs or alcohol, the excuse of grewing up in the economically-deprived inner city or Native American reserva…