Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Divine Fingerprint

My daughter just asked me if Tigger with an N instead of a T is a bad word. She's 7 years old. Being African American, being human, I'm stunned and saddened that my little girl has been introduced to yet another evil in this world. Inevitable, I understand but it's not right. It's not right that a word like that still exists and that some feel the need to pass it on, use it to describe, to degrade, to dehumanize. What do we do with that word but bury it? It should be buried or set on fire set free from our imperfections, our sin. Or maybe we should wrap our arms around it and tell it and those who use it that we love them. 
God bless them all.
Our inherent dignity has nothing to do with our race or religion or class. Hindus have it, and Buddhists have it, and so-called "pagans" in Africa have it. They are just as much children of God as we are. Objectively. Theologically. Eternally. Where else do you think they came from? Did some other god create them, except THE GOD? Their divine DNA is identical to ours. We deny our supposed "monotheism" (there is one God) if we believe anything else.
Adapted from The Cosmic Christ

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