Take a moment to see the heart of the man.
Quote of the day for Thursday, March 9, 2012
If I omit the truth, does that make me a liar?
If I choose to distort the story, does that make me deceitful?
If I condemn the actions from two decades back but do not acknowledge the man of today, what does that say about my own character?
No wonder average people do not have the heart for politics!” Kathryn Lang – Facebook, March 11, 2012
The more things change, the more they say the same. I sat in my office sharing with a friend and talking about how thankful I am that social media did NOT exist when I was growing up. Even without a 24-hour recording of everything I did or said, there is still a closet full of skeletons.
And the vicious way people go after each other allows fear of those skeletons escaping hold me back from being as bold as I know I’m designed to be.
That’s on me. Anytime I let fear have control – it’s on me.
But I do want to challenge each one of us to stop for a moment . . . maybe even two. Take time to learn more and to dig a little deeper. Then – and maybe even not then – speak to the issue without labeling the person.
People make mistakes. People do stupid things. These days all of the slip-ups and the face plants are plastered in the 24-hour news cycle (or at least across social media platforms).
Take the time to look at the heart – the heart that God sees through the Lens of the Word – and you will be amazed how the scene changes.