Thursday, August 14, 2014
A dear friend of mine graduated several weeks ago with a BSN in nursing, and I wanted to attend.
I live in a very sheltered, rural area of the northeast. Population 300. In the country with the cows, horses, and even some foxes and coyotes. Most towns have a few stop signs, and occasionally there is one with a stop light. I had to leave this sheltered countryside to travel to the city of over 300,000 (I googled for that info)
My mom, who is 72 wanted to ride along to the graduation. She is from a conservative religious denomination, and dresses the part.
As we walked through the two story mall, she was on the receiving end of many stares. Someone in Best Buy wondered if she had electricity. The clerk in Shoe Show didn't think she would understand English. All of this because of the way she was dressed.
This has me thinking about how I look at people.
Do I treat the businessman differently than the tatooed torn shirted man.
Do I treat the overweight skin showing woman differently than the skinny covered up woman?
Do I stare at pink hair, pierced noses, and 'strange' tatoos?
Romans 15: 5 - 7