My devotion this morning is on loving others as you love yourself. Prejudice is a universal weakness in human nature, with every race and every group of people. We all struggle with a tendency to judge others by external characteristics rather than their value as people created by God. If not skin color, it is economic or educational status, physical attractiveness, clothes they wear, tattoos, or accent of speech. Prejudice is a universal issue. The only thing that tends to level the ground that we all stand on is a disaster. Weather disaster and acts of terror against our country are two things that cause us to lay aside prejudices and come together as one people. Today we celebrate the life of a man who worked to abolish prejudice. Martin Luther King Jr delivered a speech on August 28,1963 to a group gathered in Washington, D.C. that has become one of the most memorable highlights and tributes to his life. Dr. King said, “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal.” The message was of prejudice has been preached throughout the history of the church. Paul spoke to the Galatians about prejudice and told them we are all one people. (Galatians 3:28-29 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, not is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.) The DREAM of Dr. King is being lived out today. Multiracial churches, multiracial schools, multiracial communities, multiracial efforts can be seen in every facet of life. Our prayer is the “DREAM” will become REALITY. Look beyond the outward appearance and see the heart of others. Love one another as you love yourself. Pastor Don