A young black man, thirty-ish in age maybe, just delivered some medical stuff to me. I remembered him from about six weeks ago when I had been at their store. He was very helpful that day and I was going to tell him how much I appreciated his help but someone else saw me out to the car and I did not have the opportunity.
Today I remembered his name and told him how much I had appreciated his help before. We chatted a little about Covid and I asked him if he was a Christian. He said he was. So I asked if he was expecting Jesus to come soon. He said “yes.” With a “then I will get to know you better in the sweet by and by.” he left.
Now the problem. Then the doubts and questions came to my mind. Would he think I was saying those things because I am racist. In case I might have been “surprised” that he could be that nice? I wrote something similar a few weeks ago about my encounter with the young black man at Aldi’s. Remember?
The same thing happens when I compliment a black girl for some special reason.
I am fed up with the wedge that has been driven into my head that tells me blacks now see me as a racist simply because I have white skin!
I would have had NONE of those kinds of thoughts a few years ago.
I’m tired of seeing myself through the current national chaos and propaganda designed to divide the country! It is happening to me and my eyes are wide open.
I have already written some posts about Me and the Racial Issue. So there is more to come in the next few days. Today just gave me the motivation to jump into this subject.
In case anybody wonders, I AM NICE TO YOUNG WHITE MEN also. AND WOMEN TOO, especially those who are working above and beyond what they have to do. And with great attitudes to boot! 😀