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Monday, July 25, 2011

Honouring All Humanity

“Every human being is God’s creature made in God’s own image.” ~Millard J. Erickson.

I have to admit I frequently think ill of people. It makes me the worst of sinners—for, by it, I reject the God-form in each one, not just the sin in them which upsets.

I hope you won’t think it too presumptuous of me to suggest we all—more or less—partake in dishonouring human beings all about us, even by our thoughts; and, not just the criminal element.

Where we admit this weakness we admit to a weakness only God can help us with.

First, we must see the likeness of God in each human being.

Second, we might also need to appreciate how susceptible we are to this second-most profoundest of sins.

Third, we can commit to seeing, afresh, every boy and girl, man and women in a new light; beyond fractious ideology and brutal difference, as we begin to appreciate the blessings in all manner of diversity.

It doesn’t mean agreement, per se, just acceptance; and that, love.

Honouring all humanity is a high form of honouring God.

© 2011 S. J. Wickham.

Dedicated to the people of Norway.

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