Be careful! Your prejudices will find you out, especially if you have children! Something like this may have happened to you. The young couple invited their aged minister for Sunday dinner. While they were in the kitchen preparing the meal, the minister asked their son what they were having.

"Goat," the little boy replied.

"Goat?" replied the startled man of the cloth, "Are you sure about that?"

"Yep," said the youngster. "I heard Pa say to Ma, 'Might as well have the old goat for dinner today as any other day.'"

Paul had this to say to his Christian friends in the church in Philippi: "Never act from motives of rivalry or personal vanity, but in humility think more of each other than you do of yourselves." (Philippians 2:3) Obviously there was a humility problem with the parents of the little boy in the story — and not just because the man was a minister, it could have been anyone.

It may be that we need to ask ourselves how we show our true feelings about others through our actions and words. If you stop and think about it, you just may surprise yourself. Listen to what you say about others. Could it be there is a hidden prejudice of which you are not even aware? Prejudice is not just confined to color or nationality; it also is revealed in how we feel about age, people with disabilities, people of a different income level or a different educational level. The list could really go on much longer, but you get the point I'm sure.

Listen to what you say about others.
You may feel that you do pretty well in the prejudice department, but do you really? Quiz yourself on it and see how you do? Do you suffer from feelings on rivalry or personal vanity, of pride feeling yourself just a little better than someone else? Maybe you think "the old goat" will never find out your true feelings, but then is he the one you need to worry about knowing your heart or is it our God?

May God help each of us learn to have the mind in us which was in Christ — that mind which loved and accepted everyone with no partiality or distinction.

God Bless you in your daily walk with others.