How Do We Approach Racism Peacefully?

By Joan Jessalyn Cox

“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.” Matthew 5:9

What is racism?

How petty would it be to look at someone’s skin color and decide whether they are good or evil. It is a foolish idea that because someone is different in any way that they don’t feel pain, get hurt feelings, can’t understand truth and bleed a different color of blood.
Humanity, people from every nation, has to first understand the value of human life, to place value on all human life. When any individual or group of people believes that human life from a different culture is no longer worth living, we have lost the true value of living. To place value on life is preserving the goodness in humanity, and avoiding the evil that exists to annihilate humanity.
There are good and bad people from every nation. We establish their value by recognizing their merit, how they treat others, how they conduct themselves, and their behavior in relationships with others.
People who are egotistical, self-indulgent, immoral, unkind, jealous, and loaded with guilt themselves, try to blame their own faults on others, and make them a scape-goat for their own failings. Petty people spew hatred toward anyone who is different from themselves.
Petty means small, trivial or insignificant in quantity or quality. Such as: petty grievances. Of contemptibly narrow mind or views: petty outlook. That petty outlook is spiteful, and mean. Isn’t it ironic that it also means of subordinate or inferior rank, meaning that the pettiness in racism comes from a mind that is subordinate to others influence that indoctrinates them to be a racist. A petty opinion of people of another race is inferior in its ability to form correct opinions of, or relate to people who are different, in color and culture.
A petty mind and it’s opinions arise from an insignificant point of view, because one’s color is not showing you who they really are, or where they are coming from in their personal perspective of life. A bias opinion about people of another race remains of no value in determining the merit of their true personality, behavior patterns, or their mental astuteness.
A petulant attitude is unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered, or peevish. It jabs at, and attacks people of other cultures because it makes them feel superior, all the while they are showing how small they are in their inflated attitudes of themselves and they bully others as most cowards do.
A prejudiced person creates havoc wherever they go and drown people in their inane chatter, that is never in true value to anyone around them. It’s their repetition of hatred that diminishes them. If there was anything of value in their thinking it is overshadowed with the hatred that is being expressed in their whole demeanor, when they choose to demean, and bully others around them.
The conflict of racism creates discord, strife, contention, and conflict because it comes forth from hatred. Why hate someone just because of their skin color, or lack thereof? Why abuse others by name calling, assaulting and attacking them simply because you feel you are superior to someone who is different than you? It makes no common sense to judge someone other than the value of what they deliver, in their behavior to others. If they do good, appreciate them, if they do evil steer clear of them and partake not in their evil. Don’t be deceived, people from every nation have good people and bad people to admire or contend with. Evaluate them according to their behavior, the merit of how well or how bad you or the people around you are treated.
What creates racism are lies and the outcome is evil incited and delivered by people who hate because they instigate a warring attitude because of racial lines.
Hatemongers are liars that incite people to respond in confrontations that can wind up in some form of assault from slander, bullying or as dire and final as murder.
Monger is a person promoting something undesirable. Used in combination with another word, such as: scandalmonger; warmonger.
What incites and ignites the fiery flames of racial discrimination comes from any group that chooses to label someone who is not a racist, but uses the “racist” name calling, to slander them. Its hatred of truth and reality that echoes so frequently and loudly that it tattoos the minds of the people who don’t stop to think for themselves.
The liars, blaming the people of truth, jump on the loudest bandwagon of lies and slander to create chaos for the instigators. It doesn’t matter to the rumbling crowd who jumps on the bandwagon of hatemongering, whether they know the truth or not, as long as they spew lies and are hissing hateful speeches.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV Holy Bible.
How can you confront racism, and begin to change it and create a peaceful atmosphere?

People who know the truth can differentiate between those who are stirring up the protest to cause confusion and hate, from those who are being called a racist, who are instead the people who know the truth and wants to promote peace.
How can you tell the difference between a hate monger, and a peace maker?
You can always tell the hatemonger because they want to incite violence from their conversations, and they always lie. Hateful people lie, and want to destroy someone, or something with vicious aggression.
Peacemakers tell the truth, and want to help people to be happy, content and worry free. When people have peace in their heart and mind, they try to inspire others to be their best, and encourage them in a peaceful and calm way.
A good person with high morals and purpose will want to help all people more than themselves .When in truth they usually have done more for people they have encountered of all races to have a better life, because of the principles they live by and the compassion they feel for others.
“Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;”

“Who comfort us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”                        2 Corinthians 1:2-4 KJV Holy Bible
The most comforting companion you can have is Jesus Christ. You can talk to him day or night. When no one else is around, Jesus is with you waiting to hear your voice, knowing you welcome Him into your presence.
When we were young and attended church we would sing, Jesus Loves the little children, all the children of the world. Red, and yellow, black, brown and white, they are precious in his sight. Jesus Loves the little children of the world. That song was a comfort to the children and the adults, because everyone needs to know they are loved. People need to be comforted and loved from the “cradle to the grave” they need a “good neighbor” to encourage them during chaotic times.
The comfort of Jesus Christ when accepted by faith is a state of ease or well-being in rest and peace. Jesus Christ gives hope to those who are in distress because of sin, sickness, and mental disturbances.
“I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord only makes me dwell in safety.” Psalms 4:8 KJV Holy Bible
Joan Jessalyn Cox author of the Foundational Faith In Truth Series of books. Joan Jessalyn Cox is the former editor of International Christian News. She has been keynote speaker at Women’s Conferences, and spoke at Christian Writer’s Conferences. Joan has taught foundational truth and deliverance in bible studies, and counseled people with spiritual needs. Her husband is Evangelist Tommy L Cox.

http://wwwjesusabundanthope.com

Joan’s first book in the series title:

The Spirit of Truth is Power: Reviving Faith in Jesus Christ by Joan Jessalyn Cox
The second books title:

Victorious Faith In Jesus Christ: Creates Good Christian Conduct by Joan Jessalyn Cox

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