Today is Nelson Mandela's birthday, and Google has a wonderful tribute for it. A coworker and I were discussing quite a few things about Faith, traditions, Christianity, and the like, and when I read the quotes that Google had selected, it gave me goose bumps.
"No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for Love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."
When I read this out loud, my coworker said "Because we are created in God's Love."
That was really powerful me- such a simple statement, but so profound! God loved us so much that He made us. Each and every one of us. Just the way we were meant to be.
Now, there are environmental factors that change how we are, who we are, but God's love is there, and it's our choices that can bring us closer to Him, or push us farther away.