Prejudice is never intelligent.
Prejudice is born of ignorance;
Applying one observation
To a whole class of individuals.
Prejudice is embraced by small minds, who, in their fear, in their longing for safety, Are too shallow to realize, too UN-enlightened to understand that true safety exists only in openness:
in open minded,
Consider these words from 1st Corinthians (The Message):
No matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
Those who truly Trust in a Higher Power
Have no need of prejudice.
Those who truly love
Have no use for fear
Regardless of how it is disguised.
Wisdom cannot exist
Where fear has a reign.
I am thankful for wise, loving, kind friends
who embrace life,
who embrace Love,
and who are willing to overcome smallness,
to be a force for Unity through Diversity.