I’m sure you’ve noticed, but social media’s a really tough place to be right now. There is so much vitriol and anger, and quite frankly it isn’t fun anymore. Here’s my two cents, and that will be it… To my liberal friends- it’s probably not as bad as you think. It’s possible you might be buying into some pretty heavy fear mongering. Take a moment to pause, breathe, and pause again. Check your sources. Don’t read just what you want to hear. Educate yourself. To my conservative friends- Things are not going to be as great as you hope. Donald Trump is not your savior. He is not going to fix the system. Check your sources. Don’t read just what you want to hear. Educate yourself.
I call on you all to resist. Resist the anger. Resist the vitriol. Resist the temptation to look down on people that don’t think like you, look like you, or act like you. Resist the desire to stereotype huge swaths of people. Resist the pull to start a fight. Resist the inclination to belittle people.
Instead, look at your neighbor and love them! Look at the downtrodden in your own community and step up and make a difference. Feed the hungry. Clothe the naked. Defend the orphan. Don’t just march. Don’t just lobby. Don’t just make phone calls. Go out and DO! Do the amazing things that you can do that will truly make a difference in someone else’s life. It starts with you. It starts in your own home. It starts in your community and in your town! If you want to change the big things, start with the small!
34“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’