Are you prejudiced?

Everyone wants to be nice to me — but no-one wants to be my friend

This line reportedly from a  homeless person who regularly turned up at a church soup kitchen.

Do we sometimes discriminate against a person based on how they look or speak — and maybe even we are friendly and helpful to them at the same time? Sometimes I think it’s hard not to. And when are we supposed to judge people — or do we leave all that to God? Listen to what James says about judging …

The Car Jacking is an old tale of anonymous origin.
Images in this post are of the sculpture ‘Homeless Jesus’ by Timothy Schmalz
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Prejudice in the church

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4 years ago

Hmm so when does “judging correctly” become “prejudice”?
One of the great things about church is that it attracts all kinds of people – some of whom would frankly be unwelcome in many other places. This is of course good. But for example judging whether or not its OK ( ie safe) to assist a stranger is difficult especially if you happen to be say a woman alone. I would find that difficult.