Friday, May 25, 2012
When responding to an open question on Cafemom about choosing to adopt outside of your race one woman wrote:
This comment, along with many others on this post, broke my heart. I am not sure why I sometime am shocked at how things of this world are not pure and good. The idea that someone disagrees with me or finds my life choices to be "disgusting" and "unnatural" doesn't bother me quite as much as knowing that Abbie, Eb, and other beautiful biracial kids have to deal with it. Why is it that some adults are even meaner than children?
It also saddens me that the person, who anonymously replied to the post, is living a cut off and bitter life. I have seen first hand how racism can dwell and fester in a person like an infection. I have also seen God take that same person, who almost eight years ago disowned me, and through His example of grace and love helped her grow.
I pray that God will teach Abbie and Eb to pray for and have grace for those who hurt them as they grow older.
John 13:34 "“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another."
1 John 2:9 "Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness."
Galatians 3:28 "There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus."
Matthew 5:44-45 "But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous."