This week I’m linking up with the Five Minute Friday. The prompt is ‘Breathe.’ If you’d like to join in the fun, press this link http://katemotaung.com/2017/02/02/five-minute-friday-breathe-lisa-jo-baker/
PEACE. Hold up a hand, with the first two fingers in a ‘V .’ I wish people would just breathe when it comes to the state of our political/social issues. So many marches, sign waving, shouting, protests, angry rants on blogs, etc. I grew up in the sixties and seventies and I feel like we’re right back there again. The thing about this that bothers me the most is people stating their opinions in the news and on social media. I used to think my beliefs were pretty black and white, but lately that isn’t so for many. It’s one thing to have a strong belief that you are following what Jesus would do. I am disheartened by Christians, hurling bible verses at one another like flaming arrows to try to justify why they feel the way they do and why everyone should believe the same. I don’t think we’re supposed use the bible this way. They’re on both sides of issues, and many think they’re right in God’s eyes, even using evil words and actions. It makes me sad and I don’t wonder why unbelievers think we’re a bunch of hypocrites. I’ve consciously tried very hard to stay out of the political arena by not liking or posting anything political. I know I’ve made mistakes too. It’s really hard to get away from the bombardment.
Together now, 1,2, 3, 4, please take a deep breath in and blow it out. Breathe.