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Similar but Different
Marcus Lacewell
Romans 14:5 
One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
There once was a land called Center Fence, where two groups lived. The two groups were the Pits and the Dumps.  Both groups were very similar.  They had the same beliefs, traditions, methods, etc., but they secretly had pity for one another.  Some even saw one group as being more important, than the other.
One day a Pit climbed a mountain and started to pray. ‘Lord, thank you for not making me like those Dumps. I hear they are lazy and live in waste lands.’  At the same time, a Dump climbed the other side of the mountain and began to pray. ‘Lord, thank you for not making me like those Pits. I hear they are lazy and live in waste lands.’
After praying, the Pit climbed down and rode his bikes to work, at a construction site. Five minutes later, the Dump climbed down and rode his bike to work, at the same construction site. Later that evening, the Pit went home ten minutes before the Dump. But, they lived in the same neighborhood.
That night, God visited them, in a dream. He showed them that the life of an alligator and a crocodile were, virtually, the same. Then, he showed a Pit being attacked by one, and, a Dump being attacked by the other. They both woke up scared and went outside for some fresh air. They looked up, saw each other and immediately knew what the dream meant.
At times, you are made ready for a destination while you are on the journey to the destination.  It seems that we, as people, have no problem recognizing our differences.  While we are on our journey to the destination, of equality, we must learn to recognize our similarities.  Unlearn.


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