I was reading the headlines in my Yahoo feed over the past couple of days and saw headlines such as:
“Joel Osteen is being ripped to shreds over his response to Hurricane Harvey”
“Pence Is The Latest Trump Official To Be Doing Stuff A President Used To Do”
“Melania Trump’s tweet on addiction recovery backfires”
The words “viral”, “backlash”, “pushback”, “blasted”, are in almost every headline! People are using every opportunity to belittle, condemn, and spread hate. I’m certainly not saying that we are to applaud and approve of the evil that is going on around us, but we do need to be very cautious in how respond. This is not always easy.
Is our goal to be right, or to communicate truth in love? Every word we say will be scrutinized. Remember what Yeshua said! “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents and harmless as doves.” (Matthew 10:16).
I’m sure you are recognizing as well that we are now not only in the minority, but we are being marginalized and hated more and more, just as the L-rd told us!
This is the time for us to be supportive of one another and pray for one another!