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Colorable Claims

Updated: Dec 17, 2019

What color were Saint Nicolas and Jesus? Offended by the suggestion that either man was one color or the other? My diagnonsense? Cultural narcissism metastasized. Historically, the “significance” of both men has had nothing to do with the color of their skin, their “visage” having been trumped by their “message.” But in our 100-Sexiest-People-Magazine-culture, the significance of people and events is determined by their “likeness”, connection to, and their validation of our own “journey.” The fact that both men actually lived (yes, Virginia, there was a Santa Claus), were of a certain race and consequently, color, is hard to accept by a society where “truth” is referred to as “your truth” and “my truth” and any contradiction of “our truth” is intolerant, unacceptable, sensitivity-training-worthy and warrants economic destruction.

Perhaps I see the world through rose colored glasses, but for me it’s the message … not the men. The rest is window dressing and geography. We are but a vapor. Our bodies are finite. But, Jesus’ message is consequentially eternal. Jesus real significance was His call to love and offer of salvation through His blood sacrifice foregiveness ... not the Biblically unmentioned color of His skin. The debate could be resolved by simply practicing what he preached. That’s my “colorable” claim to “the truth.”

... and they were heard to cry … “what about me?”

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