I’m still prejudiced {The Inspire Series}

I’m still prejudiced.

Sometimes I get this false notion I’ve outgrown it.

Oh, how wrong I am.

It doesn’t take much to prove it.
How about a Saturday morning at Waffle House?

Two female customers sit at the counter in front of us. They’re dressed immodestly. (Anybody would say so.) One in stretchy black yoga pants, belly oozing out every opening it can find. Scuffed red high heels on her feet.

But she is decent compared to the other. Her skirt (if you can call it that) is tight, pink, tiny. And see-through to her black thong underwear.

They sit by a man, slightly older, buying their morning meal. At a minimum, this meal. (I glance next door for a sleazy hotel.)

This couldn’t be worse, I think. Until they stand up to leave.

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12 thoughts on “I’m still prejudiced {The Inspire Series}

  1. Nicki

    Wow, are you honest! We all struggle with judgment from time to time, which is why I am abundantly grateful for His grace and His mercy. Thanks for stopping by my little spot of the world and encouraging me recently. In Him, Nicki

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      It’s often ugly when I get that honest with myself. But it reminds me all the more why I do need his grace all the time. Yes, let’s be “abundantly grateful” for it. Thanks, Nicki.

  2. Jaimie

    Left a longer comment on the full post–but thank you for your honesty and encouragement! It’s so good to remember that God’s grace covers all our sin, and his love is more than enough to redeem us!

  3. Rick Dawson

    I hate it when I forget I am the wretch, and that I was saved by a greater love than any of us could ever explain, and instead want to get people just like me away from me. Do I do it as often as I used to? No – but that I do it at all is my yardstick of how much work I have yet to do clearing away the deadwood and surrendering yet another room in my heart to Him.

    Great post, Lisa – painful, but great 🙂

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      “want to get people just like me away from me”

      Ouch. Your comment is very good Rick–clearing out another room in our hearts can be temporarily painful, but if that’s what it takes, so be it. Thanks for sharing this.

  4. beverley

    It is so easy to judge even f we only do so for a moment, but you are right we do not know why something is the way it is or why someone is dressed the way they are. Recently i was sat in the bus station watching a young couple struggle to get a buggy onto a bus. I saw a beautiful woman recovering from giving birth, not everyone can get back into their tiny size jeans straight away. i noticed how the new man bent down to lift the buggy onto the bus and helped with some of the bags. However a man, neatly dressed who was sat opposite me turned to the lady next to her and started loudly ‘look at that, you would think she would find something better to wear, what a disgrace’ plainly talking about the young woman. Neither i no the woman next to her knew what to say or where to look. Some people are out and out cruel. Our thoughts may judge us but our words and actions will judge us more.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      This story tears at me, Beverley. (But I love that you described this woman as “beautiful”–it shows your heart.) It’s painful to hear other people cut down others so cruelly. I heard that people were shaming Kate Middleton for having a stomach in the pictures of her and her baby. Crazy.

  5. Mindy

    “This is a broken woman. That makes two of us.” That says so much. We are all broken and we all need Jesus. I am trying hard to see other’s through His eyes, to love more as He would love. I fall so short but His grace catches me every time and says try again. Such a great post…

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Every time we fall, his grace catches us–that is beautiful imagery to add, Mindy. Because we will all have times we continue to be judgmental and not see others as he does, but he will help us get up and try again and again. So grateful. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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