The Human Diaspora: A Divinely Written Love Song

“Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Treat them gently”. Romans 14:1 The Message (MSG)

We are not in a struggle of  Black vs White, us vs them; there is far more at stake. What we involved in a Divinely written love song. Racial Reconciliation is not just a Black vs White struggle for unity. It involves the whole of the human diaspora. John 3:16 said that “God so loved the world.”  Now, that is a World View!  God loved us beyond our faults and humanity. He showed us how to love beyond our differences.

To the contrary, the day after the re-election of America’s first Black President, political commentator Pat Buchanan said on the G. Gordon Liddy Radio talk show “White America died last night. Obama’s re-election killed it. Our 200 plus year history as a Western nation is over. We’re a Socialist Latin American country now. Venezuela without the oil.”

It is sad to say that he is not an outlier of thought in this country; he just had the platform  to speak it out. The silver lining is that these are shrinking voices of a powerless few. To be fair to these people; they’re driven by fear because they’ve  never been here before. The Re-coloring of America is not a call to exact revenge.image

Changing of old demographic boundaries is likened to the fluidity of the shifting sands in an hour glass. We now see a country’s old historic divisions are being dissolved and new alliances are being formed. The measure of success pictured in the transforming American landscape is no longer dependent on how many Anglos are present in that picture.

“Guess who’s coming to dinner” has become a real guessing game. Many on all sides of the ethnic/cultural divide see this as no surprise  In the world outside of the boarders of the United States; between 90 to 92 percent of the population is Non-White, European, or Anglo etc. These also are  the ones that “God so loved

Politics aside where it should be, people matter more that Ideologies and philosophies. The only thing that actually separates any of us on earth is culture which is learned and passed on from generation to generation. may we first strive to bridge the cultural chasm with Christ’s love.

“Cultivate your own relationship with God, but don’t impose it on others. You’re fortunate if your behavior and your belief are coherent. But if you’re not sure, if you notice that you are acting in ways inconsistent with what you believe—some days trying to impose your opinions on others, other days just trying to please them—then you know that you’re out of line. If the way you live isn’t consistent with what you believe, then it’s wrong.” Romans 14:22-23 The Message (MSG) 

Politics aren’t aside, when we see hostility and racial epitaphs bantered about in an atmosphere of division. We heard the phrase “Vote Godly Values” spoken by many. While, ungodly hate filled venom is spewed out by so called Values Voters on the all sides of the political Isle. Through all of this, we end up with embolden voices of ignorance making it racial once again i.e. “White America Died Last Night”

America is not a finished project but we are a song; one that sings strongly an Idea. Through its meandering chord progressions, of seemingly aimless and lost yearnings of emotions, fears and justifications, the Idea moves on, many times ahead of the understanding of the notes themselves as they are played. The goal of the writers of the Preamble to the United States Constitution was “to build a more perfect union.” 

Jesus, the bright morning star, ties it all together. His sacrifice is the unity i.e.( perfect union) between God and humanity that allows for reconciliation to take place between “all people”.

Kevin Robinson Executive Director of Accord1

2 Responses to “The Human Diaspora: A Divinely Written Love Song”
  1. T says:

    Well said, Jesus sees no color neither should we. The more we keep practicing the singing of His song the better we will get!

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