I am participating in the Bloggy Moms Network Blog Dare and doing my best to post every single day of 2015. Playing catch up right now!
I'm not sure about everyone else, but sometimes I realize I am changing myself because of the perception of other people. It is sad to say, because I know exactly who I am and what I believe. Most of the time I have no problem expressing myself, but there are some times when I just go with the flow.
When I was growing up, I learned from my mom that people are all the same. Race, religious preference, sex and sexual orientation were only a small part of who everyone is. My friends were all different. They were different races, male and female, gay and straight, Christian and non-Christian. None of that mattered to me. I was taught to look inside each person and get to know them from the inside out.
I am a Christian and I believe that God made all of us. We are all different and we are precious to him. If He loves each of us, for who we are individually, why shouldn't we love each other the same way? No longer will I listen to or blindly follow narrow minded people.
Jesus told us to love each other as He loved us. As far as I'm concerned, I am going with my gut feelings and I will be deciding for myself. My Bible says "Judge Not, Lest Thee Be Judged." It is about time we all start following that!