Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Father Leo’s Daily Meditation #essentialsofrecovery


PREJUDICE

“The chief cause of human errors is to be found in the prejudices
picked up in childhood.”


— Rene Descartes



During the past few years I have begun to recognize how many of my

prejudices were planted in childhood. Family, teachers, priests and

“the neighborhood” passed on to me prejudices: ” The Jews are bad

because they killed Jesus.” “Blacks are inferior to white people —

but you should be kind to them.” “Women should obey the man of the

house.” “Gays are child molesters.” “People who do not accept Jesus will not

go to Heaven.” “Sex is for having babies and you should not enjoy

it.”


Today I live with the problem of knowing that these statements are

untrue but a part of me is still affected by them.


Today my spiritual program demands that I expose prejudice for the

“hate-mail” that it is, and try to pass on to the next generation the

joy that comes from love, acceptance and freedom.


Let the children grow in freedom.
Copyright Father Leo. Booth
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