Saturday, February 24, 2007

To Kill a Mockingbird

I just finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The reason I picked up this book is because the public library is having a winter adult reading program and you are supposed to read 5 books that have been made into movies. So this is the second time that I have read this book, though the first time might have been ten years ago. A good book that is definitely worth reading once or twice or even more than that. It of course makes me wonder how people could treat people of another race so poorly, but I still see a lot of that. Maybe racism has not changed much in America, even though people would likely say it isn't as bad as it was. Here where I live people still are wary of people that are not Anglos. And often that includes me, despite my education and experiences with people that are not the same as me. Has our culture not allowed us to really change? Or is human nature that way?

1 comment:

amd said...

Perhaps it is human nature that prompts us to keep our distance from those who seem very different.
Perhaps it's insecurity.
Whatever the case, we can't love what we don't know. So I think it's our responsibility to put ourselves in positions that might be uncomfortable for the sake of carrying out the command to love one another. We have to be intentional. Let us spur one another on to love and good deeds.