Our maturity will be judged by how well we are able to agree to disagree and yet continue to love one another, to care for one another, and cherish one another and seek the greater good of the other.
One of my favorite bloggers used the quotation above in her blog today. I liked it so much that I used it as the tagline on my Five things that made me happy today post. She says she is dropping out of convention viewing. She says she’s just too tired of the half-truths, outright lies, and innuendos.
I found myself agreeing with her, thinking I’ll do that too. Then I remembered Martin Luther King, Jr. saying “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends”.
I would love to ignore all the political backbiting, and meanest – it would probably do wonders for the lining of my stomach – BUT I just can’t let the lies reverberate and fester. I have to know what was said, research it, and then counter it with truth, for my own peace of mind, and my own integrity.
I have to start listening to and looking at all the political noise, not through eyes of “what’s in it for me?” Rather, I have to keep my wits about me and try to figure out what’s best for the church, the nation, and humanity. I have to be honest with myself.