Yesterday i had one or two heated conversations about tribalism in kenya.It seems that tribalism is on the rise there .Being thousands of miles away i really cant say if what i hear is true ,but i do know that sometimes people like to find a scapegoat for their troubles just as some germans blamed hardworking jews for all their problems,some in kenya are blaming a hard working community . Anyway today i came accross the following article and i must say i too have to change some of my views: When Julius Caesar invaded the south coast of Britain in 55 BC, he met resistance from warring Celtic tribes. But a century later, Roman control had extended all the way north into what is now Scotland. The conquest took 30,000 Celtic lives, but the Roman victory was short-lived. Surviving clansmen soon began a fierce guerrilla campaign against their occupiers. So in AD 122, Emperor Hadrian ordered a wall constructed to separate the Romans from the barbarians to the north. Hadrian’s Wall stands to this day.
Prejudice and racism remain with us today, even in the church. Such attitudes do damage to our witness of Christ’s love for all people. Jesus laid down His life to redeem people from every tribe and nation. We must not only accept them, we must love them as our brothers and sisters in Christ (Gal. 3:28-29; Rev. 5:9).Thinking It OverAre you willing to take the first step to understandfellow believers who are different from you?How can you befriend believers from other cultures?