I notice that we tend to define people by what they do rather than who they are. This week my friend asked, “Who’s Bob Marley?” To my disappointment, one of my classmates responded with, “He’s a black guy who smokes weed.” Have we really become so low as to define people by their actions, skin color, or the type of drug they use? That sickens me. If you really think about it, pretty much everyone does drugs. Some of us are addicted to coffee, some negativity, some food, heroin, alcohol, music… it’s all mostly the same, only the effects and level of acceptance are different.
So, like my friend, Cady Heron (from Mean Girls), once said, “Calling somebody fat won’t make you any skinnier. Calling someone stupid doesn’t make you any smarter. And ruining someone’s life didn’t make me any happier…”
My point? Don’t be a jerk. Don’t be shallow. Don’t define people by what they look like or by what they smoke. Jesus loves them. So why shouldn’t we?