Prejudice

“My wife really likes that drink.” That’s what I said as an icebreaker to the person sitting near me in a local coffee shop.

We talked for nearly an hour about life, church, art, travel, and children. I found out a lot about this person in that short while, and it makes me feel like I’ve touched something holy.

Being allowed to step into somone’s life in that way is an incredible experience. One moment she was a complete stranger to me and the next I knew her name and a bit about her life. What a gift that is!

It was a delightful hour, and she was bright and interesting. But she said that at a young age she was diagnosed as being retarded. She’s not! It reconfirmed for me how dangerous it is to make snap judgments about people. You may be wrong.

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