“But God created both of us.”

lawofkindnessFrom Mary Beeke’s The Law of Kindness:

God’s creation is bursting with variety: insects that sting, burrow, and fly; birds that fly, walk, and swim; fish that swim, dive, and jump; animals that jump, burrow, and bite; plants that snap, blossom, and nourish. And all these appear in a mind-boggling variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. Variety really is the spice of life.

This same diversity is seen in human beings. Most of us have the same parts: two eyes, one nose, ten each of fingers and toes, two each of arms and legs, a body. Yet no one is exactly the same. What an incredible array of size, color, and physical characteristics we have. Our personalities add more variety. Then we have different experiences, which mold us and make us who we are. What is the big picture? Millions of unique individuals, all designed by the same Creator.

What does this have to do with kind thoughts? It means that, whenever we have interactions with others or simply observe them, our underlying premise ought to be, “There goes another variation of the human race. He looks and acts different from me. But God created both of us. We are both sinners who need to be saved. He has the same value as I do. I love my neighbor as myself. The diversity in God’s creation is beautiful and interesting.”

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