In some practical way, some daily way, [we have to] figure out how to see people differently from the way we were brought up to. (A Paraphrase of Alice Walker, American author and activist)

Walker prefaced this quote with “I think we have to own the fear we have of each other …” Her counsel is wise. We need to rid ourselves of the fear of others, reject the prejudices we may have had, and learn to see people for who they really are. That, no doubt, will require changes in the way we think and act in everyday life. Learn to respect and love others.

Show proper respect to everyone (1 Peter 2:17).