Discoloring Truth

By: Susan Bea Good

My black pastor “friend” has been making Facebook posts purporting Trayvon Martin’s innocence. I responded, as did many others. Before I left the house this morning I called my 75 year old mother about the interactions. Mom’s advice to me was, “Be peaceful…don’t confront”…Mom says that to me a lot!

Imagine my surprise, when I was able to check back, to discover Mom had commented on our pastor friend’s remarks…”Don’t color the truth!”

My mother did not see the significance of her “color” remark. She meant that the pastor should not alter the truth.

I think, “Don’t color the truth” is right on!

As I drove home that day with my “Brown Pretzel” daughter, I said goodbye to my “White Craca” parents, and thought of my “Yellow Lemon-Drop” nieces and nephews, and the “Black Chocolate” ones too.

This American race-issue between “black” and everyone else, has gone on long enough. I would like to hope it is coming to an end very soon.

“Whoever hates, disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart; when he speaks graciously, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart; though his hatred be covered with deception, his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.” (Proverbs 26:24-26/ESV)

The purpose of this blog is to encourge Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it!

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