It’s A Heart Problem
I’ve read almost every possible perspective a person could offer about the current “race wars” raging here on home soil and I can honestly tell you I am fed up.
But I get it.
And at the same time, I just don’t.
I don’t understand how COLOR became so influential. How does color bring so much hate. Who gave it the power to turn hearts like it does and fuel fires like it is doing now? How has it became such a source of division among people today.
It’s just color.
Where I Stand
Today I am not advocating for #blacklivesmatter or #bluelivesmatter or any other catchy movement slogan we want to slap on a banner and stand behind (no disrespect intended). I’m just going to say this;
Black lives DO matter. Police lives DO matter. Your life matters and so does mine. Not for any reason that I could ever give; but for the many reasons that God gives.
I truly believe, with everything within me, that this chaos we are living in right now is not the fruit of a skin color problem. The root of all of this division goes much deeper. My friends, this is a heart problem.
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This Is NOT A Skin Color Problem
What I appreciate about this post is Sandy’s ability to call out the many sources of division that are running rampant among our country; race only being one of them.
Wealth separates us, race separates us, social status separates us, education separates us, religion separates us. WE separate us. We’ve let our pride run the “game.” We have let hate have too strong of a voice.
And we, as a body, a nation, a tribe (or whatever you choose to call it) have stopped following Christ’s example.
We have stopped loving God and we have stopped caring for others.
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Sometimes I wonder if there is even really a way to fix this mess we’re in. I came across the answer in Sandy’s post and ladies, she Nailed It! To read the post in entirety click here. I’ll bet you it’s everything you never thought you’d hear. And that’s a good thing!
Now, on a separate note,
It’s time for this weeks #linkparty!
If you have a family friendly post you would like to share with the “masses” I invite you to post it here in our #linkup. Just follow the directions below and enjoy the sharing. Don’t forget to check out a few of the post other bloggers have shared also. There are always some really good ones you don’t want to miss.
Ok! Let’s meet the host of this weeks link party!
First meet Megan.
Megan blogs over at My Faith Tree and she also writes to support and encourage women in their Christian faith.
I’m Lo, author of All That Motivates. I write to encourages wives, moms, and women in general in their faith and every day life.
Hey moms, I actually have a FREE GIFT I want to get to you. It’s a prayer guide inspired by my most popular post “5 Prayers to Close the Gap Between Your Children and God. You can get it HERE!
Lastly, let’s introduce Caytee!
Caytee, from Stars In A Dark World, is also a faith based blogger. Through her blog she shares biblical truths and encouragement for those who are willing to learn.
Be sure to check out these blogs when you have a chance!
And real quick, here are the rules for the “Under the Tree” Link-Ups:
I can’t wait to read through all your posts! Seriously, I look forward to this like you can’t imagine. It’s the nerd in me. Haha! Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed this post! See you next week!
And hey, don’t forget to invite your friends to link up too!
See you next week 🙂