“Deeper than Skin”
2 Samuel 18: 26: “Then the watchman saw another man running; and the watchman called to the gatekeeper and said, ‘Behold, another man running by himself.’” As the story tells us, this ‘other man’ was a Cushhite – an Ethiopian – who was obviously black (the meaning of ‘Cush’ is ‘black’). Yet the watchman did not go with the obvious judgment and say, “Hey, a Cushite, a black guy, is coming this way!” He did not identify (and judge) the man by his skin. Would this story play out this way today? What has happened?