Last night I felt the Holy Spirit in my being as I declared, “No life is a throw away life. God has a plan and a purpose for everyone.” My friend Juliet said, “every life matters” in a private conversation this past week and the statement hit my heart. Then as I was driving on Saturday I heard this TED talk with Monica Lewinsky. Everyone crucified her and I was no better. However, she was a 22 year-old. Who doesn’t have cringe worthy moments from their young adult days? Maybe we didn’t sin in that way but we’ve all done seriously stupid things or we wouldn’t be human.
As we prepare for Easter and our heart is prepped with compassion and gratitude, can we carry it through past this week?
I don’t know if you will or not, but my hope is that you will take 23 minutes out of your day and listen to the TED talk above. Then, can we change the way we respond on social media and in our daily lives to those we deem unworthy? It has to start somewhere. Why not with you?
Bullying in all forms had to stop and we have to quit making excuses as to why we do it. Believing that you are too good to fall is a huge mistake. Let’s have compassion as we stand in the gap for those who are on the firing line.
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“Let’s have compassion as we stand in the gap for those who are on the firing line”
I love this! So well said! As I’m sitting here reading this post, “Losing” comes on by Tenth Avenue North. Tying along to this post – “Oh Father, won’t you forgive them, they don’t know what they’ve been doing”
No matter what age we are, I think sometimes we don’t know what we’ve been doing either. And for all those moments of uncertainty in my life, wouldn’t it just be unfortunate if people judged me during those uncertain times? The damage that could cause to me and those around me. The damage we can do with our judgements of others. If only, during those tough times, we had people standing in the gaps of the firing lane. Sometimes it’s tough to find your way when the smoke is so thick, but just seeing some shadows, just seeing the outline of another person….knowing people are there for you, praying for you, waiting for you….it matters.