Is a way of hiding.
How can you not see it?
I don’t see how God could create so much diversity
Only for us to close our eyes to it?
If we are all made in the image of God,
Yet we are not all alike
It means we are several manifestations
From a single source.
Both our equality and our difference are found in Him.
We must grasp both.
The problem with racism was never the fact that we could see each other
And see that we were different;
We just didn’t see value in those differences.
What worse way to perpetuate this idea than to obliterate these differences from view
And behave as though there were no differences?
Which is basically to decrease each other’s humanity;
Hit a ‘mute’ button on the symphony of diversity
And make it all monotone?
No. See me. See my skin. See me made in the image of God.
He said it was good.
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground. ” Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food. ” And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning —the sixth day.