Love People Who Look Different

A Lesson for Our Children — and Us

Audio Transcript

David: How do you talk to your kids in the current climate of the United States? What do you say, or do you have any counsel for how we should talk to our kids about it?

“While we were yet sinners, we were against him, we were far off, but he loved us, and that is what I want to teach my children.”

Mike: I think seeing a few people in our society become more closed off to outsiders has driven me to be even more open to outsiders. So I want to make sure that my kids have a variety of friends and that we reach out to our neighbors no matter their skin color or age. That’s really important to me. I want to help our kids increase the number of connections that they have with people that are not like them.

Even if a neighbor is my enemy, my sworn enemy. I mean, even if he’s coming after me, what I feel toward him is love. This is what Jesus meant. Love your enemies. For me, this is one of the most tangible truths of the gospel, and this is insanity. A sworn enemy of yours is someone you would love. We get that from Christ himself, right?

While we were yet enemies, he came. While we were yet sinners — we were against him, we were far off — he loved us. And that is what I want to teach my children.

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