Here are three of my favorite quotes:
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” — Harper Lee, author
“As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.” — Reverend Dr. Robert H. Schuller
“The enlightened give thanks for what most people take for granted.” — Reverend Dr. Michael Beckwith
Before June 26, 2015, the right to marry was denied to same-sex couples in many states throughout this country. Some of these states—Tennessee included—went so far as to proclaim that even if a GLBT marriage was legally binding in another state, it would not be honored here.
Not terribly long ago, it was illegal in many states for interracial couples to marry. There was a time when women weren’t allowed to vote.
My suggestion is to consider the above quotes in your daily meditations, prayers or ponderings. And ask yourself which side of history you want to be on.