Wednesday, 22 August 2012

The Beauty of Difference is....


This is a poem I wrote as a guest post on the wonderful Reflections From a Redhead blog.


The Beauty of Difference is......

The beauty of difference is that we were not all created the same,
We are different in our looks, cultures, personality and name.
If we were all alike, what a boring world it would be,
I would be like you and you would be just like me.
When we are all different, we can learn many things about each other,
And with the insight gained we can respect one another.
God made us all unique, we are original on our own,
Our individual beauty is found within us alone.
From the specks of colour in our eyes,
to the curves of our nose,
to our one and only fingerprint
And shape and size of our toes.
We all have may differences, but it really shouldn’t matter,
We should be protecting each other’s hearts rather than causing them to shatter.
God made us into many nations, races and tribes*
So that we’d get to know each other all throughout our lives.
Not one human being in existence ever chose their looks or race,
What we have was decreed by God, who is indeed so full of Grace.
You see everything we are and were born to be is all with thanks to Him,
We’ve got to resist pressures from society and dissatisfaction from within.
The same thing goes for anyone you know who might be different from you,
Whilst they may look, act or speak very foreign, remember they are human beings too.
God doesn’t judge your outer appearances, rather He judges what’s in your heart.**
Don’t worry about looks, focus on character and you’re off to a great start.
The truest of beauty is the goodness that resides within us all,
And if we put aside all of our differences, this goodness will unite us all.
When you next look in the mirror and ask yourself, “What do you see?”
Say, “Indeed I see someone truly beautiful, I can see goodness residing in me.”

You can also read another guest post by brother Abdul Mateen on the same topic here.

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