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Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 16:19 Version ESV
What determines the existence of preconceptions in society? A compendium of Social Sciences says that human beings tend to underestimate what cannot be compared.

Preconceived ideas are acquired. They are not born with man. We, as we grow, we learn gradually to carry out certain associations of ideas: a flower equals beauty; man is strength; women represent emotions; Jewish is synonymous with greed; abroad is a “gringo”. These images end up forming part of the people.

However, more damaging than the words and images is our behavior towards minority groups; or our contempt for the lower classes, an attitude of superiority, relative to others, based on the haircut, lower education, lower purchasing power and many other things.

But for God all men are equal, because he created them in his image and likeness. God does not show partiality. All of us need God to live, to breathe, to exist.

Hear what the Bible says, “You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality, and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous.”

Ildefonso Torres