Why do people still segregate others by their documentation papers, their sexual orientation, pigmentation of their skin, political, or religious beliefs? If we have this faith in a higher presence, can’t we try to believe God LOVES ALL of Us?
I was so tired of defending my openness and friendship to people different from me, that I once I felt compelled to write the following post on Face Book
My Friends Make My Best Life Possible
My friends come from every walk of life. I have friends who are Republican, Democrats, Liberals, Conservatives, Communist, Socialist, Politically confused, Catholic, Reborn, Buddhist, Muslim, Hare Krishna, Atheist, Agnostic, Homosexual, Heterosexual, Transgender, Outgoing, reserved, Alcoholics, Sober, Casual drinkers, Nondrinkers, pot smoking, not pot smoking, hardworking, moderately working, working mom’s, stay-at-home moms, educated, uneducated, national citizens, undocumented citizens, rich, middle class, in poverty, homeless, friendly, unfriendly, generous, stingy, serious, silly, rockers, hip hoppers, country die-hards, entrepreneurs, educators, politicians, leaders, followers, young, middle aged, and seniors, and every ethnic background…
I don’t care for people who exclude others. I don’t care for arrogance. I do not tolerate people who cause harm to others or animals. I don’t like elitism.
I like that my friends are so different from each other and I expect everyone in my close friendship circles to “play nice in the sandbox” no matter how different they think from one another. I encourage people in my life to look at each other’s difference in an “open to possibility” kind of way. Collaboration isn’t putting a bunch of likeminded people together, it’s actually putting people of diverse backgrounds in opportunities to discover one another’s strengths and build on that. Authentic teamwork celebrates “different coming together” to make a whole. I love what Chopra said at a conference once, “we all breath the same breathe in life.” We share the same oxygen. We’re basically in this together whether we want to admit it or not.
This is a big week for equal rights in marriage. I wonder what the results will be and who is going to take responsibility for the EYES of God this time. I sure don’t want that responsibility or entitlement. If anything, I am even more convinced God doesn’t love any of us more or less, but equally. We should honor equal rights for everyone.