The Ease Of Overlooking Truth
I read an interesting article about a 16 year old who used a Walmart intercom system to announce and encourage all Black people to leave the store. That event within itself does not surprise me, what surprises me is that that the president of the Gloucester County chapter of the NAACP, Loretta Winters is overlooking truth.
Without a doubt this is a racially motivated comment and action, and it should come as no surprise that racism is very much alive in 2010, it has taken on a very subtle form just like the deception in the garden of Eden.
Police said the boy, whose name is not being released because he is a juvenile, went on the intercom at Walmart's Washington Township store Sunday evening and calmly announced: "Attention, Walmart customers: All black people, leave the store now."
"I'm assuming this person didn't realize how hurtful his comments were," Loretta Winters said.
Earth to Loretta—Sure he did!
No doubt, this politically correct response will minimize drama surrounding this event but can it be that easy to over look truth? Yes it can. The truth is this 16 year old was motivated to do this against ‘blacks’ and it’s a matter of the heart.
Matthew 12:34-35 provides some insight that is not only applicable to this situation but is also applicable to us in daily life, we are reminded:
34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
What’s in our hearts will eventually show up on the outside. We may not have a Walmart intercom system to announce the evil that’s working in us but it will show up. God wants to set us free and create in us a clean heart—renewing a RIGHT spirit in us. It’s easy to overlook truth. It’s time to call it like it is. Racism is racism, not just insensitivity from someone who didn’t know what they were doing. When we are engaging in or have engaged in sinful things let’s call it what it is! Political correctness does not save, set free or deliver souls and it is God’s desire that all come to repentance.
The Lord had many occasions in the Gospel to be ‘Politically Correct” but he spoke a truth seasoned with love instead…~Just another Tiney Thought