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When We Forget

So, put aside every trace of malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander and hateful speech...

1 Peter 2:1

Is anyone out there reeling from all the commotion that is happening in our nation? The malice and the hateful speech towards one another is heartbreaking. The name calling. The line that is being drawn separating our beliefs and dampening our freedoms. Chaos. 

We are hurting each other. When we forget Who we are, we become who we are NOT.

We don’t have to agree with each other, but how are we upholding the foundation of freedom when so many of us insist that the rest of us must see it their way? Should we all start a revolution in an effort to demand recognition? 

“All flesh is like grass” We all wither eventually. 

When did we become a people that lashes out at each others differences? Isn’t this in itself going against the need to be known? To be seen and heard?

Why are we defining the value of groups of people by their mistakes?  Or does the opinion that white is privileged define white? Do the words of another define who we are?

When we forget who we are we loose focus on our value. We allow shame, guilt and fear to define our steps. Freedom becomes a mystery. 

I don’t know what is going to happen, but I do know that my focus has to shift from the actions of others to the steadfastness of God. I choose to recognize that change is needed in all people, life is precious, valuable, and sometimes confusing. The mindset of my upbringing is my responsibility to sort through, whatever color I am. We all have work to do, improvements to make, lies to distinguish. In the end, we all will wither just like grass. 

My opinion may not line up with yours. Don’t define me because of it. I hear so much name calling-ignorant, racist, insensitive, privileged, oppressed, etc

Some of those names could very well be accurate for some of us because we live in an imperfect world. Every single one of us has room to grow. Every one of us has the ability to ask God to search them and change them. As long as the freedom to express our beliefs and opinions are abused and covered in hate, hypocrisy will rule our hearts.


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