Second chances

This morning I woke up from a long dream. I dreamt I was foster parenting a young man who was the son of someone I knew in my youth. I knew his father went to prison and later died. I knew his father was something of a loner and was not considered successful. But his father was always kind to me.

In parenting this young man, I found myself biased against him because of the sins of his father. The entire dream I was battling my own biases, biases against someone who had no choice to his parenting, no choice to his biological makeup.

For God does not show favoritism. – Romans 2:11 NIV

I woke up with a true disgust for myself and my own bigotry.

Bias is a universal condition. We all have it. It’s what we do with that bias that matters. We have to overcome the labels that have been placed on others and see them as equals.

Part of the battle in overcoming morbid obesity is overcoming the labels placed on us, often by ourselves.

We must lay down the banner that says we are destined to be obese and unhealthy.

This is not a biological imperative, though many of us do have biological factors that cause obesity.

We were created equal.

We have just as much right to be thin as the next person.

It’s time to pick up a new banner, a banner of health, a banner of love, for others as well as ourselves.

For, in truth, we are all His favorites.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Ken Jones says:

    Yes. That will work.

    Like

  2. Betty Beck says:

    Ken I am blessed by your words and the thoughts you have shared. I received your phone message but wasnt able to call today. Do you think we would be able to count on you just being late? We eat first and could play bingo until you got there.

    On Thu, Nov 15, 2018, 5:41 AM Three Conversations Ken Jones posted: “This morning I woke up from a long dream. I dreamt I > was foster parenting a young man who was the son of someone I knew in my > youth. I knew his father went to prison and later died. I knew his father > was something of a loner and was not considered success” >

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s