What is your Value?
Readjust your values and place first things first.
Matthew 23:23 The Passion Translation
I grew up to know that value can be broadly categorized into AESTHETIC and INTRINSIC values.
INTRINSIC values are true, inherent, and essential values while AESTHETIC values are the added features. They add to the beauty but not to the functionalities.
When you see two brand new 2020 ML350 Mercedes-Benz in black and white colors, the only difference is their aesthetic values, but their intrinsic values are the same. The black one may be more expensive because of the elegance and demand on it, but on the scale of preference for anyone who is prudent, they would place a priority on functionality.
People who are racists only place value on the aesthetic and not the intrinsic value. We will get better at living together when we pay more attention to people’s intrinsic values than their aesthetic values.
So, be a better human being by relating to people’s intrinsic values. Live and relate with people from this understanding. And when you’re to deal with people who are yet to understand this difference, train yourself not to be bothered by their ignorance, live the difference.
I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace.
I call you BLESSED. I call you NATIONS.