Gems on your crown

A height. A race. An age. A level of education. A cultural background. A history. A bloodline. These are just a few of the measurements that the world would use to identify, define, and classify you. It’s easy to become conditioned into accepting these classifications as everything there is to a person.

This isn’t a modern issue, by any means. Even Jesus came up against it. Hearing people’s opinions about him, he once asked his disciples: “Whom do men say that I am? And they answered, John the Baptist: but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets. And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ” (Mark 8:27–29). Peter had a more spiritual view of Jesus rather than those other merely human opinions.

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July 16, 2012
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