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How To Improve Race Relations
The Golden Heart
The Heart Is The Key
We must believe in God, love and trust in His Word with all due faith. God is more amazing than we will ever know. God made all people and gave us the right to make our own choices. Yes, from childhood to adulthood we have made good ones and bad ones. As we believe in the Lord He commands us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. That should not be hard to do.
Love Each Other Unconditionally
As far as race is concerned, we should love each other unconditionally and equally. We should be fair with each other regardless of any conditions that may be present or apparent. I never knew what it felt like to dislike or hate anyone. All my fields of work have come with love for people. As a youngster, I remember praying for the betterment of all people. For some reason, I have always thought that people were fantastic. I felt everyone deserved to be happy. Was I nuts as a kid? I don’t think so. I was happy growing up. I had not had my real father to rely on. My dad passed away six months prior to my birth. Therefore, I asked God to be my dad at age eleven. I just loved people no matter who they were, what they were or where they came from. I admired the different cultures, characters and various races. They were interesting to me. I learned a lot from all of them.
We Are All Children of God
Must Have An Opened Mind About People
I have always had an opened mind about people. I was determined to get along with people because I didn’t know what to expect from them. I watched people’s characteristics such as their walks, their talks, the clothes they wore, the work they did and etc. I couldn’t tell if people were rich or poor and I refused to judge them. I have always believed in God and tried my best to do His will. If anyone wants to improve race relations: love God and love others as you would yourself. For, there would be nothing to lose but all to gain. All nationalities and cultures have something to offer. They each offer love in return in their own way. The only negative thing about it is the reluctance to trust people outside of their nationality and culture because of past unfortunate experiences. That is why I am writing this article. We can improve race relations regardless of what has been done in the past. A good concept is to love and treat others as you would like for yourself.
Do Not Believe The Ancestors
Some people are taught negative racism from their ancestors to never trust or mix with other races: the reason was due to the discrimination in the southern states of America.
While working in the fire service today, we are taught to save lives of people regardless of race, color or creed. God created us all and He made us all different. Read Galatians 3:11 King James Version (KJV) 11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, the just shall live by faith. God rewards us because of our being obedient to His Word faithfully.
When you love others from the heart, you will have the tendency to succeed in your endeavors. It is people that will help you to succeed in one way or another.