A message to “Overweight Haters Ltd”


This card was handed out on the London Underground today. It is a message of hatred and judgement based solely on first impressions due to somebody’s appearance and, understandably, it has caused a bit of a Twitterstorm.

So, I’d like to share some words with Overweight Haters Ltd which sum up how to view your fellow human being,

  “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
   Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
   Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.
   Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
   Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
   Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they will see God.
   Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.
   Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

  Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

Now, doesn’t that sound better than having a pop at total strangers due to their size?



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