Prejudice is not limited to race, gender, age, educational status, political party, class “privilege,” or financial/social status.
Prejudice happens whenever we see ourselves as better than someone else, whenever we put ourselves before someone else, and whenever we stop valuing or respecting others.
Prejudice happens when we confine people to their past choices or judge them by a description rather than by who they truly are. It happens when we judge someone by what we hear about them — rather than who they really are.
Prejudice happens when we stop listening to what others are saying and only care to listen to ourselves.
Prejudice happens when we are not willing to find unity around what unites us instead of what divides us.
Prejudice happens when people become less important than agendas and people become a means to our platform rather than the platform becoming a means to people.
The answer to prejudice is seeing others as Jesus sees them: as inherently valuable and unconditionally loved. It’s loving them into their identity and calling them into their destiny. It is loving people where they are, but loving them into all they are.