The last few days there have been some posts from people who seem to think that Christians are just plain stupid and more than a few posts slandering political candidates. I am a Christian conservative and a Jewish believer in Jesus Christ so I do end up being the recipient of these posts so I thought that I would take the time to write a short response. As far as being stupid, I guess I must leave that to the individual to judge but I must say that those who know me, both liberals and conservatives donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t seem to think so because they do like to dialog with me. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think that I have a closed mind as I always listen to both sides of an issue or I would not have bothered reading the posts in the first place. I have both conservative and liberal friends and I love them both. I urge each person to vote with their ballot and their wallets in the marketplace as that is what makes this country so great. In four years we can judge more clearly who was right by the results of the policies put into effect and it is my guess that it will be a mixed bag either way.
As far as the Change the World part goes, how do you think you will have any impact on the world if all you do is slander and judge people in a mean and ignorant way? We are all part of a community and when you put people down and belittle them you are cutting yourself off from community and instead just become an island of hate. If we earn our place in that community by the diligent path of love and acceptance we can truly impact our world to guide for real change. When we take time to get to know people and develop some understanding of where they are coming from they will hear you out because you have earned it. If you want change you must be the change in yourself first. What do you think that you have to give if you cannot even live it yourself? That is just empty rhetoric and idealism.
This is a practical example of what I am talking about. My adult son finally accepted the idea that GMO food with chemical additives was detrimental to his health. He hated to go the local health food store because of the way the people dressed there and the cultural differences that was evident there. Now after getting him in the door and going there all the time he seems to be relaxed in that environment. He goes in there with his camouflage clothing and they seem to like him and he seems to like to talk to them. I am sure that this change in him will benefit him and the earth. This is a beautiful change for both sides. We can have change but it has to start in our hearts everyday with our neighbors.
Ok, I have had my say. It was tempting to respond to these negative posts in a knee jerk way but there is a better path.