Speechless

Young pastor I am. Wet behind the ears I am. I was left speechless today after a kind church member’s child helped pass some Vacation Bible School fliers out today at a park to a bunch of kids. When the child walked up to the kids to tell them about our VBS week, the child was confronted with a degrading remark made to the child that made the child cry and made the parents want to crawl out from under their skin. I walked up to the child who graciously tried to help pass out these fliers later on in the day and told him how happy I was that he helped the church pass them out. How do you as a pastor confront issues of difference between different groups of people? Especially in the 21st Century? What left me speechless was that this was on a day that we celebrate freedom and give God thanks that we can together live without fear of being ridiculed or put down because of our differences or in the way we look or sound.

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