By George Bullard
This subject, about which I have thought for many years, was stimulated by a recent Pew Research Center study referenced in an article entitled Americans Are More Likely to Like Muslims if They Know One. The research report from Pew referenced in the article is HERE.
If I take the time to really know new people, and if I am looking with unconditional love—even through the lenses of my ingrained cultural and religious prejudices or preferences—I am probably going to like them. I may not like everything about them, but I will probably like them.
Out of my daily journey to be more Christ-like I definitely consider them persons of worth created in the image of God to live and love. At their core they are persons of great value in God’s sight. As such I strive to discover that which is good, loving, and compatible with my life situation. I want to like them, and I desire that they like me.