Twitter is insane these days, with proverbial battles about physical battles battling for power, voice, and rights. I can’t help but feel anyone’s opinion will inevitably offend someone of an opposing political party, myself included. Sometimes I will read a liberal point of view and shake my head. Other times, I have been cursed out via DM for expressing my support of our 45th President, Donald Trump. Say what you will, but he is being attacked by mainstream media, which caters to liberal democrats. It just is. My hat is off to him, as he continues to bat for America each and every day.
However, as a Christian, it is frustrating. I know my prejudice about decisions so-called progressives make is being judgemental. However, as Christians we are to stand for what is right, defend the needy and the helpless, and make smart choices. Where the line is drawn, however, is where the shades of gray begin to melt into each other. It is impossible to not offend anyone with your worldview. You hate dogs? You’re going to piss someone off. You hate being overweight? You will be called a bodyshamer. Does it offend you when women abort babies in the third trimester? You will be called a close-minded hypocrite.
So, is there any way we can win? What is the end-goal? Can Americans win, unite, and stand together as one party of America? Can we forget about democrats vs. republicans, or liberals and conservatives? Can we not label for a day, and look at the bigger picture? To look at the bigger picture would to ultimately realize we are in this country, and this world together. If only our common ground, quite literally, was enough to keep the peace.
Do everything out of love. 1 Corinthians 16:14