. . . the well-understood fact that in God’s sight all human being are important . . .
Like anyone, I struggle with understanding and placing, in God’s universe or the family of man or what have you, people who are truly evil. I’ll leave that question aside for now.
And I’ll just claim and be grateful for my very liberal upbringing. My mother has worked with people who have severe, multiple disabilities from the time I was five years old. She’s also been a pretty much by the book bleeding heart liberal Democrat, so realizing the importance of people who I perceive to be somehow less than me, even as I know that concept is very, very, wrong – this has not been a problem for me.
The main part of my struggle takes place in realizing the importance of people who I perceive to be, well, intolerant, even as I struggle to tolerate them. As I think that my philosophy, my politics, my religion, my spirituality is all superior to theirs, I know that I have just done what I accuse them of. I am them.