"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.
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.