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Genesis 26:26-28 encapsulates the essence of hatred. I encourage you to read for yourselves; it is quite enlightening. As a non-Bible scholar, simply a woman who wants to be better and do better, I seek life’s answers through reading the bible.

My perception of hatred is that it is a choice. None of us were born to hate. We cannot bury our heads in the sand anymore and must recognize that the world is rapidly changing, and it seems to be rushing into darkness. The tragedy of operating in the dark is it is a conscious decision of a plan to fail. God, Nature, and Man have proven that darkness is an absence of light and was not meant or intended for anyone to operate mentally, especially when it comes to affairs of the heart and soul. We are created in love by a loving God. The only markable differences between people are skin color, which was how God intended it to be. The rest is all learned; therefore, we have choices, and some things that we learned can be unlearned, and hate is one of them. It begins with recognizing the humanity of another with similar rights to live and have the same rights to thrive.

Regrettably, cases in point are the killings at houses of worship, the supermarkets, and the list goes on, where it seems like some of us are being hunted. How should we react after each killing?! The answer lies with everyone, especially individuals adversely affected, on all levels of the human experience, such as me. It does something to you that cuts deep within! Our approaches to those outcomes are different, and so they should be. However, one must be very careful not to become what tries to devalue our lives? In the infancy of not knowing the answer to life’s adverse maladies, I am not ashamed to admit that I don’t; however, I am trying to summarize from the little I know to grasp its craziness. This much life has taught me that people who commit evil deeds are a malignancy of sin, and Hatred is the worst kind of affliction that could ail a person. In a nutshell, it’s like cancer on steroids, and there is a cure for it. Still, until the affected party/parties can acknowledge this, we all will continue to hurt from the after-effects, complacency, or saying it’s not us or me, so why bother or care? History has a way of reminding us why we all should care and why we shouldn’t allow history to repeat itself. It’s something to think about.

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