“I see very clearly that God shows no favoritism.” Acts 10:34 (NLT)

The ethics of making decisions without discrimination always seems to be heavily scrutinized in public forums. Whether its governmental policy changes or individual choices the time will come when a cultural boundary must be crossed. The dictionary defines culture as the “behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group.” The Lord Jesus Christ is our perfect example to follow for living with the correct cross-cultural perspective. The Lord Jesus crossed universal boundaries leaving heaven in order to love humans as he lived amongst them. While on earth Jesus crossed social barriers not discriminating by class. He ministered to the educated Pharisees and the wealthy Roman officials. He fed the poor and healed the disabled. He met the needs of both men and women. Jesus treated all ethnicities with dignity and respect. He ate with both Jew and Gentile. Jesus ministered to all age groups calling the little children unto him and mentoring his older disciples. The Lord Jesus requires us to live like him. Every day we cross cultural boundaries working in the marketplace, studying in the educational system or even while taking a walk through the neighborhood. We encounter people from every social, ethnic, or age group as we live our lives. God’s love does not discriminate and neither should we.

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