Who are you?
Just think about it for a moment. Because lately, my biggest fear is that we just don’t know who we are.
We live in an age where it’s ok to treat people like trash simply because they believe differently than we do. If someone disagrees with our opinion, we can block them. Honestly we have the freedom to say whatever we want, whenever we want, and I believe it’s caused us to forget who we are.
Social Media is littered with people’s opinions and judgment. Trump Won. I’m sure you’re happy about that. Actually I know you’re happy about it because all I’ve seen is how everyone needs to get over it and accept it.
So you didn’t vote for Trump. I know, because you’ve thrown things and destroyed property and acted like an idiot for the whole world to see.
Both sides are in the wrong. Both sides need to calm down. Obviously, this past election cycle caused a lot of division and finger pointing, and while we are left to deal with the outcome, regardless of how you feel, it doesn’t define who you are.
There’s a difference between standing up for what you believe, and acting like an ignorant bigot. There’s a difference between letting your voice be heard, and stirring up division. And I honestly don’t know if we can tell the two apart.
We’ve forgotten who are, and we’ve allowed the past several months to shape us into someone no one wants to listen to, much less be around.
The truth is, I don’t care how you voted. Call me foolish but let’s be real, does that define us? At the end of the day, what really matters?
People matter. And we’ve forgotten that. Instead of seeing each other as equals, we’ve viewed one another as enemies that need to be silenced. What’s wrong with us? That’s not who we are.
How we live right now, at this moment in history, ultimately determines our legacy. And if I’m being honest, I’m really disappointed in a lot of people. People that claim to follow a God who embodies love, have done everything to prove that they’re not ready to do the same. People that claim to believe in what the Bible says, have done everything but practice what they preach.
If you really wanna follow Jesus, America isn’t your home. You’re not going to agree with Republicans or Democrats 100%. And certainly voting for the lesser of two evils isn’t the right way to approach anything. You can fight for what you believe and claim it’s because God wants the same thing, but until you’re willing to fight for the things that Jesus actually talked about, then sit down and be quiet. All you’re doing to causing more people to think Christians are part of the problem. And maybe they’re right.
I want peace, ok? I really do. But in order for that to happen, we’ve got to start living differently. If you voted for our President, great! Good for you. If you didn’t, great! Good for you. At the end of the day we won’t be defined by who we did or didn’t vote for, but we certainly will be defined by how we chose to live in an age when enemies are made over a Facebook post.
Maybe it’s time to grow up.
Maybe it’s time to wake up, and understand that we don’t have all the answers. True peace cannot be reached unless both sides are willing to sit down and thoughtfully discuss a better future. Breaking things won’t solve anything. And telling people to get over it only makes you look stupid.
We can be better, I know it. This isn’t who we are.
So who are you?