Thursday, June 25, 2020
Red & Yellow Black and White
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For Thursday’s stuff:
Those words from my childhood in Sunday School was about compassion for the whole world. We sang:
Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world. Red and Yellow Black and White, they are precious in his sight, Jesus loves the little children of the world.
On a forum I read and follow those words were discussed. Times change, sensitivities change. Words that were at times used in normal conversation became nasty and whispered. Then back in the forefront. One word I am thinking of is QUEER. In my early childhood it was used in everyday conversations speaking of people who were different or had strange ideas. Then it became a slang type word for homosexuals. We as teenagers whispered it. It was not part of normal conversation. Now in the past few years if is spoken our loud but now the meaning has been stamped in stone it seems.
Most of you reading can remember the Flintstones and a ‘GAY old time.’ Now its meaning is much different.
We could go on and on. Most of us old folk see nothing wrong with a sports team named the “Redskins.” But then my heritage is not Native American. You see, as a white man I think, “Now if I was an INDIAN I would be proud that the name Redskins was used to keep my race up front, BUT, but that is from the perspective of a white man. I just might think different as a Native American, how can I know?
Today’s world is confusing to the older generation. Too many changes that are above OUR paygrade and hard to grasp.
You see, I still KNOW the real meaning of the little song I sang. I meant it, heck I KNEW it. Red, Yellow, Black and White we are all precious in His sight. We sang it and in our little minds KNEW what we were singing. EVERYONE matters, Jesus loves THE PEOPLE OF THIS WORLD, ALL LIVES MATTER.
That statement is not meant to be snide nor against “Black Lives Matter”, because they do, are they included in ALL? You bet, and I can live with it, LIFE is real and it can be good!