This morning I went to the post office and the farmer’s market. The main road on my way is still under repair, being resurfaced. One lane is shut down and it slows down the flow of traffic. But the end result will be an improvement.
My thoughts turn to communication in our country. We are divided in our opinions and in politics. The division has increased during the pandemic. Have you noticed a division over vaccine policies in your church? Or in your family?
What has happened to us? It is helpful to slow down and consider what has taken place in the past two years. We need to listen to each other and speak with gentleness.
A helpful documentary has been produced in Britain, looking at the issues we encountered in the pandemic. I believe it is well done. You can access it here.
My desire, my prayer is that I can have gracious words. The book of Proverbs has instruction for us.
There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
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I was not able to view the documentary on this computer. Saving the link to try on my cell phone.
I’m putting the link on my list of things to watch! Yes, we have gotten forgetful in our communication in the past few years. We have forgotten the meaning of civil discourse. May we all take the time to re-learn the art of applying our filters and considering our words.
What on earth is going on?
Is it somehow in the weather?
Where has all the goodwill gone,
and is it gone forever?
Was it only the pandemic
that tore our world apart,
or is there rage endemic
unto the human heart
that needed but a catalyst
to bring ravening flame,
words to spindle, thoughts to twist,
as if all is a laptop game
in which the players never die…
but mark this truth, the hurt still cry.
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