a call for peace

   Posted by: liz   in faith, health

i recently linked to two political-in-nature news stories at facebook and then participated in discussions about the articles. one of the discussions escalated a bit, and while it wasn’t completely heated, emotions were running high and i just felt a bit sick about it. i was turning into the person that i’m trying hard to fight against being. the angry, bitter, face-biter:

yes. her. she’s not very attractive is she?  she might say some poignant deep thoughts once in a while, get a few “likes” to her angry voice, but inside she’s boiling and outside she’s just downright ugly.

i didn’t like turning into her. especially when i am to be meditating on things true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, with virtue, and being praise-worthy. (phil. 4:8)

i hope that others will join with me. it is important to speak your mind, i see the good in that. but when your mind and heart are angry, like mine were becoming, maybe it’s best to keep it under wraps instead of spreading the anger, the hate.

this is NOT a pious admission. i’m embarrassed by my recent actions. i’m embarrassed that i let politics rule my tone in these conversations. i am not that person, and i will not feed it any more.

When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say,
and she always says it kindly.
(prov. 31:26, the message)

(cartoon credit to abestwistsworld)
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I’ve written two politically-slanted blog posts that I’ve *almost* posted…and then for the same reasons, I’ve deleted them. It’s so hard to be full of passion & esp. anger over something…but like you said: I couldn’t see anything good coming out of me posting, other than getting a few equally-angry “Yeah, girl!”s and probably making many more of my friends mad or at least über-defensive. I do know someone needs to speak…but my words weren’t helpful, so what’s the point. I’m so with you on trying to focus more on being constructive instead of reactionary.

January 12th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

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