Man Can Not Serve God and Mammon

I remember growing up as a young kid in the sixties, living in a small town in Indiana. I never heard my parents speak on racism, to be honest, I did not see color. I recall a few times being somewhat bullied by 2 or 3 older girls telling me that “ your face is white but your arms are brown.”

My big sister always rescued me. My mother always took us into KMart to shop while my dad and brothers were loading up the Packer truck behind the Marsh Super Market. You see my Dad had a Trucking Business and He worked for General Motors the evening. My Dad would park one of his trucks at the Marsh Supermarket and during his lunchtime, my Mom and us kids would meet Dad so that my brothers and he could handle the business while my Mom and my sister would check out the KMart shopping. I didn’t realize that America was dealing with so much division and problems until Martin Luther King’s Assassination. Of course, I was a kid with fun and games, my dog, Lassie, and my rabbit, billygoats and my parrot was my main concern during that time. Gosh, the USA has seen a lot, and I am certain that it will see a lot more. What prompt me to speak on this subject is that I heard someone with a lot of clouts speak on George Floyd. I understood her viewpoint but I couldn’t grasp her timing and insensitivity towards the man’s grieving loved ones., especially his children. I believe as a human being, a child of God and Christian, we could be more conscientious to the hearts and minds of the hurting. Our ideations, opinions, and politics are secondary when it comes to the lives of real people. As a Christian, I was taught that God is the judge. My part is to love God with all my heart, mind/soul and body, and to love my neighbor as myself. I am just saying that let’s not got so caught up in our own interests and forget to be sensitive, loving towards the hurting; especially when you are claiming to be part of the Body of Christ. It hurts me to see and hear insensitivity especially when the timing is so volatile to the whole picture instead of offerings of condolences and warmth. Please think about what you’re thinking before you decide to share your mind because you may be hurting someone who is already wounded. Save your thoughts of insensitivity towards grieving people for the right timing at least. I lost my parents shortly prior to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luher King and if someone speaks badly about my parents it hurts so I can imagine a man who just died and for his family dealing with fresh grief has to listen to an insensitive, person who is part of the Body of Christ. Ladies and Gentlemen, we must stay true to God and not Mammon. That’s another story…

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Rachel Lee White

Rachel Lee White

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Marketer who is a Published Author, Motivational Speaker, Consultant