In a world where opinions fly fast and free I am aware that I am not very political.
Even though I have little regard for what the world considers to be politically correct, conflict and confrontation still make me uncomfortable.
I tend to be the smoother of all those ruffled feathers rather than being the one making those feathers fly.
Some would see that as a huge personality flaw.
C’mon! Take a side! Speak out! Step up! Fly a flag! (Oh, but not that one.) Point a finger! (Oh dear, again, not that one.)
No, I am not political.
But I am also very sure of what I believe.
I believe God created us in His own image and He calls me to regard all of His children with love, compassion, and respect.
I believe in the Bible as the authoritative Word of God. Created as a perfect guide for our lives and not as a battering ram against people with whom I do not agree.
I believe it is not my job to strong-arm others to believe the way I do. (Only Holy Spirit can convict a heart.)
I believe it is not my job to judge another human being. (Only God can judge the hearts of men.)
My job – my only job – is to know Jesus and to make Him known.
To offer Jesus in every way I can through acts of kindness, love, compassion, justice and mercy. To speak the unwavering truth with the knowledge that what I do here during my limited time on earth matters so much.
Every day is a gift too precious to be wasted on hate-mongering.
Time is short.
Seek the truth.
Speak the truth in love.