Why do some go to great lengths to say they are not prejudice yet joke easily about someone who is over weight even themselves?
God wants us to take care of our bodies, but more importantly He wants us to see ourselves and others as His beloved creation.
Don’t belittle anyone (including yourself)!
Say encouraging things about all.
In today’s fast paced world where everything is shared too quickly on social media, it makes it easier to gossip and make non-encouraging, belittling comments about others mostly when they are not even present to defend themselves.
Make it a rule not to talk about someone behind their back.
So, if they are not present, mums the word. And when they are present, kindness is key.
And for the love of Pete, don’t discriminate against someone just because they have a little more cushion than another.
According to Forbes: “Research indicates that obese individuals experience prejudice and weight discrimination with one study finding evidence that obese individuals are perceived as lazy, emotionally unstable, lacking self-discipline, and being less competent. The same study found that obese individuals experienced lower wages and were less likely to be promoted, with some obese employees citing termination and suspension because of their weight.” Why is it that weight discrimination has become a socially acceptable injustice?
Well, as Christians we should not accept that stinkin’ thinkin’. Be an outlier by not engaging in such rude, hurtful practices.
God desires us to be His image image-bearers. We are not when we speak unkindly.
Step up and say something if need be. Stick up for the underdog or overweight. Cover the world with kindness by your non-discriminatory ways.
by loving all God puts in your path: big or small, red and yellow, black or white – they are all precious in His sight. If God loves all, so should we.
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