Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
Romans 15:7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. I hate racism and exclusivity. But my loathing does not match God's revulsion at these things. On the other hand, we can anticipate the choir of heaven (see Revelation 7:9ff.) if we will accept one another in Jesus and not let race, language, culture, or suspicion keep us from loving each other as we have already been loved by the Savior.
Lord, please surround my kids with friends and adults who point them toward You, and in ways that complement my own deficits in parenting. I will remember this one day when I have my own kids, but for now I pray this for my nieces and nephew.
May you find some peace that the world doesn't define you. Your only identity is in Christ. Verses on our identity in Christ: John 1:12, Ephesians 1:5, Romans 15:7, Colossians 2:9-10, 1 Corinthians 6:17, Romans 6:6, Genesis 1:27, Jeremiah 1:5, 1 Corinthians 12:27, 1 Peter 2:9, Galatians 3:27-28, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 1 John 3:1-2, Colossians 3:1-3