“The difference between a conviction and a prejudice is that you can explain a conviction without getting angry.” — Anonymous
On this Sunday, I often wonder about this. How do I share my beliefs without facing the big questions like a deer in the headlights? Are my ideas convictions or just prejudices in the guise of convictions?
Just as we all are tempted, all have a viewpoint, and all have convictions, we also all have prejudices. These require identification, isolation, and examination. If we can stand behind them, they become (or always were) convictions. If we find that with investigation they begin to unravel and fizzle, then we may call them prejudices and begin to work to end them in our lives.
Prejudice is ugly.
Love is beautiful.