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We Need To Tell Our Story: Galatians 1:16-2:8

In this section, Paul shared about his journey to bring them the gospel. It is so important to listen to one another and hear where we are all coming from. We tend to have different experiences depending on our race and where we grew up. I personally grew up in Tennessee. I did not have a lot of exposure to African Americans. Even in college they were few and far between. It wasn’t until I moved to New Orleans did I learn a great deal about African American culture. The roles flipped and for once I was the minority. I was the only Caucasian guy on my line at work. For a short season I experienced what it felt like to be treated a little different. Then, I moved overseas to the Middle East. Where I became even more of a minority. Laws for discrimination are not enforced in this unnamed country. Caucasian people, from America or Europe, were all treated different. We normally paid double price for items because of the color of our skin. Because of my experiences living among those of a difference culture, I am able to understand life from an outsider perspective. This helps me not to be too quick to judge or place blame in a particular direction.


This is why it is important for us to share stories of our journey in life with people of another race. It helps build relationships and allows us to see more of who we are. It is a whole lot harder to get angry with someone if you know and understand more of their background and where they come from when they express hurt over an incident in your community.

Paul shared a part of his journey so the believers in Galatia would have a better understanding of Paul’s motives in encouraging them not to listen to false teachers. As you develop friendships with people from other backgrounds share your story. Share parts of your spiritual journey in order to better bridge the gap and encourage everyone to treat each other as you want to be treated.
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