“This is my race.”
“That is my country.”
“This person just said something about my race.”
“That government just put my country down.”
Wait a minute, my friend.
If we attach a label to our identity,
We will become a slave to that label.
We aren’t a label – we are more than that.
Yes, we all need a sense of belonging.
But we can’t base it on externalities.
Our country, our race, etc do not define who we are.
We all share a common identity as human beings.
Like what the song “You are Me” by Kate Benham declares, we all share a common identity and all the man-made categories are not reality. We are redeemed humanity. Can we see that?
YOU ARE ME 4:49
see the black man, see the white man / see the wrong man, see the right man / all of these categories are not reality we all share a common identity, you are me / see the good man, see the bad man / see the saved man, see the damned man / judging others judges you, let me jog your memory / remember the family tree? you are me / you are me. we’re light / but you’ve chosen to live blindly in lies / coz to see will cost you all you idolize / it is really gonna blow your disguise / with equality springing up before your eyes / one man is standing up right before your eyes / why does it disturb you when i say / every man’s offense has been taken away? / and why does it enrage you when i say let’s share love and peace and grace / or haven’t you got any to give away? / you have chosen to live blindly in lies / coz to see will cost you all you idolize / and it is really gonna blow your disguise / with unity there springing up before your eyes / one man is standing up right before your eyes / and everything’s alright / i saw mountains tumble down and valleys rise up / it was the great universal equalizer / a new law of nature wrapped the earth like a sea / and its atmosphere affects the human race equally / so now i’m hearing weeping, i hear gnashing of teeth / it is you realizing you’re not preferred over me / and all the staircases you bought somehow / seem to have left you a little short now that you are me / we’re light / we are family / we’re all beautiful and free / we are redeemed humanity / when will you dare to see that you are me? / you are me, we’re light.