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Make fun of gay people. Confuse the blind. Laugh at how silly deaf and mute people talk. Insult the poor and needy. Avoid people with disabilities.

It’s easy to laugh at other people especially when they are different.  Media has established a stereotype for how a normal and acceptable person should be..beautiful, handsome, perfect..well, physically, that is.  As a result, whenever “normal” people see someone who looks different, there is a tendency to laugh, insult, wonder, and avoid.  Sometimes, people would ask “Why would God create such a hideous creature?”.  Then they formulated their own answers “Maybe they are cursed” or “Maybe their mothers craved for something odd while pregnant with them”.

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It is important that we understand who created the blind, deaf, mute, cross-eyed, as well as those who are gay, deformed, and poor.

The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? — Exodus 4:11

How could you say you love God if you can’t accept His creations?  God is the creator of all living things on this earth, even those who are not “normal” according to human standards.  We have no right to question why He made them that way.  His wisdom is far too great for us to grasp, no matter how educated or wise we think we are. He has a reason why He created them and we have no right whatsoever to insult His creations.

Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker,
but he who is generous to the needy honors him. — Proverbs 14:31

This verse applies to every person that God created.  Whoever oppresses anyone, especially those who are merely physically different from us, is also insulting the One who created him.  Think about it this way: If you made something, say a cake, and it is not aesthetically pleasing as one would expect a cake to be, there is a tendency that people would laugh at it or even feel disgusted about it.  How would you feel?

Learning to accept things that are not “normal” based on the stereotypes created by advertisements and superficial people is quite difficult.  But if you understand the fact that the same God who created you also created them, it would be easier to accept them.  If you believe that He made them that way for a reason, one of which we have no right to question or even know, it would be easier to love them as they are.  With God’s help, let us learn to accept and love unconditionally, so we may be accepted by God in return.

Thanks be to God for ALL His creations!

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