Sunday, July 11, 2010
What's in the garden
Wow a week goes by in a hurry!
This morning I took some quiet time with Luke10:25-37 and the parable of the good Samaritan.
The question that the lawyer asked got me to thinking."Who is my neighbor?"
My mind wandered in several directions for a while.
But it settled in on the way we humans look at and treat our neighbors.
A while back I was thinking about the many cultures, races and creeds that occupy our planet. It occurred to me that we Humans tend to organize our lives much like our gardens. The peas are in one spot, the carrots in another and so on. Weeds of course have no place in the "garden". There are no exceptions. I look at humanity and see the similarity: a tendency to segregate by race, color, creed and so on.
Each is assigned a place and each is except-able in their place. Some aren't allowed in at all.
What is it about us that makes us react in this manner to differences and where will Jesus' message finally come to really make a difference in the way humanity thinks and functions toward neighbor?
Today I am thinking about the many bias' that make up who I am.
I don't think I'm going to like what I'm going to discover. But it wouldn't be a journey if I didn't go to those places as well as the pleasant places.