The first community
I have come to a realization, that society isn’t the first community that I have been in and in order to properly effect change in the communities in our society we have to take a look at our first community, our family. How we treat out family has a huge and lasting impact on how see the world and the people in it. Our families start with our parents; they set the tone for the direction of our lives. They teach respect and who to respect. But that teaching isn’t just by the words they give but it’s by the actions they use as well. If you parents are instilling black pride at the expense of Caucasians then it is more likely that you will grow up not liking them and the same works in the opposite direction. If your parents are heavy in the church, then you will make it to one or more services as you get older. Inside your family you start to gain conditions and habits. These become the foundation of your personality. This becomes most evident when people get into trouble; they do what they know and if all they know is how to fight then when trouble comes watch out for the left. If we want to change our society we have to start changing our families and what we are sending out into the world that makes up the society that we complain about. 1Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2"Honor your father and mother"—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3"that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth."[a] 4Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6: 1-4. This passage describes how the family structure is also covered by God and respect is taught and given. We are reminded that we are line with God placing him first than our families are on the right path, if our families are on the right path then our communities get better. Lets come together in the house to change the world outside of its walls.
Growing With God