Sunday, March 10, 2013

Can't we all just get along?

Last Friday night I played the Guy Sebastian song "Get Along," using it as inspiration for the input time.

I wondered if Guy was right and we should all just get along.

For, as nice and tolerant as the song may seem, the majority of people hear a message about agreeing with one another.

And, referring to the parable of the Good Samaritan, I said that this isn't the point.

Because people are always going to disagree with you.
About God.
About fashion.
About the job you should have.
About where you live.
About the car you drive.

BILLIONS of people will probably disagree with you about something in your life.

So... in light of people not being in agreement about a whole bunch of things the example which we are left with is this...

Don't be a jerk.

Know what you believe.
Know why you believe it.
Listen to other people.
Respectfully discuss.

And most importantly, in line with not being a jerk, show mercy and compassion.

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