As we watched the opening ceremonies for the Summer Olympics, I was struck by how beautiful everyone was. It seemed like an unending parade of beautiful people. “There aren’t this many beautiful people in Hollywood,” I said to my husband.
“I think all people are innately beautiful,” he replied. “It’s when we start messing with ourselves that we hide the beauty.”
That got me thinking about how we’re all created in God’s image. And God is beautiful. So of course we’re all innately beautiful. But because we want to be better, we try to improve upon what God has already made perfect.
Athlete after athlete walked by – country after country – and I couldn’t help but notice all the different shades of skin. Colors of hair. Styles of clothing. And I began to wonder how racism can exist. I mean – how can people can look at another human being and not see God?
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