I found this out in a small group where we were discussing something along the lines of increasing the diversity in our lives. In the process two students shared the most beautiful quotes I may have ever heard.
1. "Why does this even have to be a discussion? Someone's race doesn't matter right?"
2. "Yeah, we all serve the same God."
I wish I could take those students on a speaking tour. So many people still do not understand that important truth. But this taught me something else. I have to make sure that I spend time with my students discussing important things and hearing their heart and their struggles instead of just assuming what they are based on my study of culture and my personal experiences. This way I make sure that I focus the valuable time I have with them on what they need and not waste it on things they do not. This way we can move on to bigger and better things and see their maturation process in Christ happen much more quickly.