With today’s groupism, we hear repeatedly words that divide, that oppose and words that formulate groups: generally one group against another.
In this context, we speak or heard spoken about ‘our people.’ These are not your people, mind you, but their people.
In reference to slavery or the civil war we hear items such as: ‘we lost’ or ‘when we were slaves.’ Mind you now, no one else were ever slaves in history, no, and that the ones speaking were never slaves, but still they claim status of it.
To complicate matters with the individuals also claiming various status to one group or another. For example one Senator has been enjoying the label of Native American Indian when in fact, she has very little Native American blood in her at all. On similar lines, one lady as among others identify themselves as African-American when in actuality they are Caucasian. In sexuality we see identifier marks represented by various letters of the alphabet—now spanning the sum of at least 10 letters.
It is condescending to speak of other people as designated groups per se. In one case in the Bible during Jesus’s time we see an issue of separation in reference to the Samaritans and the Jews. Yet even in this separation we find that Jesus was impervious to the issue of discrimination. Jesus never let one group versus another separate either his person or his love.
One might argue that we are called into separation as Christians. And while I would agree we are called to separate only in reference to behavior, there would be no separation in distinction and identity of God’s people. In summation we are all God’s people. Thus we need to remove identity markers that cause people from interacting with one another or and to cause stereotypical judgment to each other. This is wrong as we are not called into division, but into unity. Finally we know God sees us unlike how men see us for God judges the heart. In the final analysis I would probably be correct in determining that all hearts are red. With that means is that we all belong only to one group. Ultimately that one group is to be a family consisting of God’s children.