Tuesday, November 12, 2019

What Would You Say?

This was something I put on Facebook recently.  I got a lot of wonderful and thoughtful responses to it.  I knew I would.  They talked about peace, and love.  They talked about the Golden Rule.  There was one that talked about patience and tolerance for one another.  All the big concept thoughts you’d expect to find were represented.  Some of the responses matched very well with what I knew about the person who left it.  Others didn’t at all.  Sometimes there’s a disconnect between our intentions and our actions.

There’s no microphone, but we do this every day.  We deliver a message about who we are and what’s truly important to us every day to the world!  Everything we say speaks to the world about who we are.  The way we interact with every person we come into contact speaks to what we are about.  Everything we post or repost tells the world what we think. 

If we’re really about peace, love, toleration, forgiveness, and all those other things people wrote—that’s what you should find in that person’s life.  Otherwise, they’re just words. 

It’s an interesting exercise to see what people would say if they had a chance to say something to the world.  It’s a better exercise to consider what you’re doing every day.

"Little children, let us not love in word and talk but in deed and truth." 

~1 John 3:18

~Todd E. Creason

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