Saturday, June 11, 2011

Life is not Fair.

The very word makes my backbone stiffen.
I realize that life is not fair, I have heard that my whole life.
But when I see people treating other people in a way that is not right it makes me angry, and sad.
Partiality is one part of this. The definition of partiality is: Unfair bias in favor of one thing or person compared with another; favoritism. 
I have seen this more and more lately, and I don't know what to do.
Do I address it? Ignore it? Hope it goes away? CAN I do anything? Change anything? Is it my place? Do people even realize they are showing partiality? 
Some of the people that I see who are doing this are not meaning to. They are not purposely excluding people, but it is happening none the less.
It has been so encouraging to see the change in focus, in my own heart and other, off of ourselves and to the lost and seeking them out.
The danger in this is getting so focused on the mission that you forget the people.
The body of Christ, your brothers and sisters who are just as important. We are called to build each other up, encourage each other, and watch out for everyone.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
- 1 John 4:7-12

In closing; (and on a lighter note) I found this picture as I was searching for the definition of partiality on Google, I happened to push the images and this is what came up. Enjoy :)

Be free, and love one another!