Sunday, November 15, 2015

Disagree Privately

One of the bright spots that come out of tragedies like those going on around our world is the love and togetherness that develops. This has been an especially hard week for so many nations. Social media has filled with people's broken hearts at the senseless destruction and death. It is inspiring to see that we all condemn violence and hate.

The negative I see is people nit picking on how others share. Some say the world is only supporting Paris and not other cities affected by terrorism. Others complain if we would rather pray for the terrorists than hate as they hate. Politics enters and focuses on the me rather than the we. Naturally there will be different perspectives and points of view in global situations like this. I would hope if you object to someone's comment that you would speak to them privately about your point of view with respect and listen to their view.  

Loving and supporting each other regardless if we agree is healing. Our need to go on social media or converse about these horrific events is about healing. Trying to wrap our brains around the senseless slaughter of innocent people coupled with our own fears that random violence puts each of us at risk. We empathize with families who have been affected. We pray it never touches our own families. 

Look at the heart of others even if you don't completely agree with their each of their words. Most of us just want a world free of conflict. The only way to achieve that is to be kind rather than harsh.

In Him,

1 comment:

  1. Such true words Joyful. All I can do in my own little world is treat folks as nice as I want to be treated and pray. Great post.