Recently read an article about a man from the Middle East who now lived in an affluent part of a large city in America. He reported that he frequently was mistaken as the “hired help” when he was out shopping. Often he said it was very irritating and he and his friends from that part of the world would discuss this whenever they were together. It finally occurred to him while praying one day that type of behavior was just perpetuating those feelings. Matthew 7:5 reads “first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”
As he prayed, he realized God knows neither victim nor villain and it was his own thinking that needed to be addressed. This certainly stirred up some things in my own thinking that I could address as well.