By: Christine Varichak
After blogging since around the middle of last year, I’ve now become a pretty avid blog-reader; which ironically was never an interest before I actually began writing. Now a whole new world of people with opinions…political opinions has been made public, permanent, and widely invited. My research; scrolling on Facebook, shows that Americans-whether left or right wing…Hate each other. Not in the Let’s throw tea into the river sort of hate, the I literally want you to die hate. Which makes me wonder…What are the Republicans (yes I am one) doing wrong, and what can we improve?
So, fellow right wingers…The following list is comprised of logical advice to those who genuinely want to use social media, and even your personal relationship, as a platform to witness truth. Spoiler alert, this is NOT a religious argument…just plain old common sense.
1) Stop Protesting abortion clinics, gay parades, and Target. Jesus never knocked down the doors of the murderers, or adulterers. He invited them to dine with him. The Lord wants to save babies, and preserve our rights to our dressing rooms, and bathrooms- true; but He also never controlled people. That’s not the Christian agenda.
2. Stop hating on social media. So you wanna be on social media as a modern day Christian? Sigh. Ok, then use it as a platform to speak love and life, not hate. You are an ambassador for Christ (his representative), so be cautious…because yes people are watching you. People are out there every day without hope, without the Lord, and they’re waiting for you to live as a Christian, not just say you’re a Christian.
3. Don’t comment unless…When people on Facebook, the Fox News App, or Twitter, leave their feedback on how horrible the Trump Administration is…Just let sleeping dogs lie. Otherwise you’re inviting an argument, which the book of proverbs says is a trap and a snare.
Good luck fellow Republicans, remember that the Lord is compassionate to us, lets remember to love others just the same.