Differences in the classroom
- When learning school subjects some pupils are fast, others are average and others slow.
- Pupils in the classroom also have different abilities in extra-curricular activities.
- There are also those who have special needs for example, the hearing or visually impaired.
- Pupils also have different interests. Some are good in singing, some in playing football and others in public speaking.
- We should thank God for creating us the way we are and accept ourselves for we are different and cannot be the same. The differences make us unique and special.
Differences in our local community
- We should learn to live together with people who are in our community regardless of race, tribe, wealth, religion, nationality or colour.
- In 1 Corinthians 9:19-21, Paul advices Christians to live and work with people of different nations with appreciation and understanding.
- In Romans 12:10, we are told to love one another warmly as Christians.
- We should be ready to help the poor in our communities Romans 15:26-29
- In our community we may belong to different denominations but we all worship the same God, so we should work together and live peacefully.
We are all equally important to God
- To God no one is more special than another. Whether rich or poor, educated or uneducated, we are all equally important in the eyes of God.
- Because God loves us equally, He sent His Son Jesus to save us all from our sins.
- James 2:1-4 tells us that we should not treat people in different ways because of their out-ward appearance.
- We should not create divisions amongst ourselves or make evil judgments
- Even though we look different, God still gives us equal chances in life.
- We need to learn how to identify and utilise the chances.
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