Racism is defined as treating people differently on the basis of nationality or outward markers of ethnicity. Still racism is an issue in the world and the church today – people are neglected, ignored, devalued because of their nationality and ethnicity. Jesus said His vision is for His house to be a house of prayer for all nations.
The Greek word for nations is ethnos, which we get our modern word ethnicity from. God wants the church to be a place that people from every ethnic background can get together and worship and spend time with Him together. A Father of love, loving His family of many backgrounds!
It’s time to stop seeing people through the eyes of race, and look at people through the eyes of grace. Time to become a bunch of gracists. Only looking at people assuming the best, ignoring their sin, bypassing their flaws, and looking at their potential, their strengths, their loves, their passions and valuing them as unique and special – not just special to God but special to you.
It’s gracism time!