I don’t have TV service and I don’t listen to the news on the radio very often. I see some snippets of news online and read the newspaper every day. So, I have to admit I am not the most informed person. But from what I do hear and read there isn’t much news I really want to know.
It seems we have become mean little people. Yes, that’s a generalization and maybe unfair but what is reported is mostly ugly. Is it just that the world has gotten smaller because of all the technology we have now and know minute by minute what is happening everywhere? At first, I was thinking that it is only those in power or those who want to be in power that are mean and ugly and the common folk are caught in the middle trying to be nice. After giving it more thought and reading interviews of common folk it seems we, the common folk, are also becoming mean and ugly. Everyone wants to be heard. Yet the respectful and polite seem to be in the minority or aren’t heard because they speak softly. Or perhaps, some people have had enough controversy and contention and no longer make their views known publically.
Whatever anyone is saying there is always going to be someone with different thoughts on any subject. Does that mean it’s okay to argue and get mad and call each other names and make threats? Right or wrong there is a lot of this going on. So, what does Jesus have to say to us?
A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone,
be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people.
2 Tim 2:24nlt
Pretty clear to me. Do not quarrel, be kind, teach, be patient. Yes, even with difficult people we are to be patient. We probably think difficult people wouldn’t be so difficult if they would listen to us and agree. But if we think about it aren’t we all difficult at times? Maybe we need to listen to some good advice and do as we are told.
Be kind and compassionate to one another,
forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Eph 4:32 niv
Blessings this day of grace,