Stereotypes Can Help
Stereotypes Can Hurt
How Can We Be More Like Jesus?
- Use stereotypes judiciously. Understand that they are useful in probably only the most dire situations. Everyone is a unique individual who deserves to be judged on their own merits.
- Look for the best in everyone. We are all loved by God because He sees the best in us. Our best may be hidden by prison garb, unkempt hair and clothes, or a snarly face, but He is able to look past those superficial things to see the treasures that we are.
- Forgive failings. None of us is perfect. All of us make mistakes, commit sins, and have weaknesses. Jesus sees all of those failings and is still able to love us. We can do the same.