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Ebony and Ivory

Can we all get along?

Two little girls, of two different races, walking down the hall holding hands, that’s what I saw one morning. As I passed them, one told me (with genuine joy), “This is my sister!”

Young children are many things, but they aren’t naturally biased.

Can we all get along?

Rodney King

The apostle Paul thought so. “The entire law is summed up in a single command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ — Galatians 5:14 (NIV). He then warned the church at Galatia that if they kept “biting and devouring” each other, they would destroy each other.

Next, he offers the solution: “So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.” — Galatians 5:16

Only through the power of the supernatural, by God’s grace, can we love others as well as we love ourselves.

🙏 Heavenly Father: please help us to be like those two little girls, today and every day. For, as the song says, 🎶”They’ll know we are Christians by our love.”🎶 AMEN


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By davidsdailydose

I'm just a regular guy who was
tempted to lose all hope but did not. It was God who made the difference.

33 replies on “Ebony and Ivory”

My mother likes musicals, so one day when “South Pacific” was on tv, we watched it. I didn’t come from a family free of racial prejudice, sad to say. I guess that is why “South Pacific” affected me so much. It gave a lesson within the framework of the story. I like to think that it is one of the things God used to help me.

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I’ve heard of South Pacfic, but have never seen the whole thing. In an early draft of this post I included the thought that bigotry must be taught. But before I hit publish I decided to leave it out. It almost goes without saying that racial prejudice (or any other kind of prejudice) is a learned behavior. I am grateful for your input! God Bless.

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Your post reminded me of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “South Pacific”, in which there are two inter-racial relationships. In one, Marine Lt. Cable falls in love with a Tonkinese woman, but realizes his family would never accept her because she is not white. The song “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught”, which he sings, explains prejudice better than anything I’ve heard since. To me, “South Pacific”, (in 1958, I believe) struck a much-needed blow against prejudice.

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You’re welcome, Mandy. It’s like Pastor Pete commented, God opened up a window into to His ways, and he used two little people to do it. I’m grateful he allowed me to be there when it happened. Thank you for reading and engaging! Blessings.

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Thank you, brother. I always am grateful for your comments. It doesn’t seem quite right until AK weighs in. No pressure, though! 😊

Someday I hope to visit Scotland. Those rock formations at Duncansby (from your post today) will be a must see!

God’s best to you, Susan and family.

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Thanks for reading and chiming in, Gary. I bet canoe trips into the Minnesota back country blur the lines between folks as well. I plan to peruse your Unsplash photos for poetic inspiration later today. Haiku and nature shots are like hand and glove. Blessings!

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Yes, to view others with the same innocence and acceptance that we did as children would certainly go a long way in helping us all get along, especially amid this cancel culture we currently inhabit. Lots to think about in this post, David. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

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Aww, David. This brought a tear to my eye. That little girl is wise.
Let us keep praying for the day that we can all get along.
This is the prayer that definitely pleases God. 🤗🌷🌼

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