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Friday, December 16, 2016

Choose One – You Can’t Do Both

“Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?” (James 3:11 KJV)

This morning, when I checked the Facebook machine, I was chagrined to see that an acquaintance of mine had made two successive posts about post-election responses of some people. The first wasn’t too terrible, I suppose. It was a call of unity, of sorts.

“Come on people....STOP with the political rhetoric. It's over. Some of you OLD believers are causing NEW believers to question their faith. Be part of the CHRISTIAN PRAYING SOLUTION instead of posting propaganda to start trouble.
Nuff Said~”

I don’t totally agree with it. I don’t think we who are disappointed by the election results have the obligation to stifle our discontent. But I do appreciate the call to stop posting just to “start trouble.” I could have accepted this one, and still kept a favorable opinion of the friend who shared it. Except that it was followed by another post – a mean spirited meme:





You can either make a call for Christian unity in spite of disagreement and difference of opinion (a fine and noble call, one grounded in love and community and respect)  - OR – you can laugh and gloat about the feelings of hurt and disappointment of others (using a phrase descriptive of anal rape…)

BUT you really cannot do both.









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