Updated: Mar 4, 2021
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lately, I’ve seen incredible hate. Hate that leaves me with a huge pit in my stomach. Hate towards others, their views, and vicious attacks on social media over recent months.
How is this OK?
Does “XYZ” make our actions justified?
When will this end? Even when frustrations are understandable and valid, does that make it right attacking one's character publicly? When will this hate STOP over things out of our general control? When we get a new president? Will it stop then? The truth is, tensions are high. No matter who is elected into office, we don’t know what our future holds. This world needs a lot of love. WE as humans need a lot of love. WE need to feel safe and secure. Between the mighty global pandemic, a divided nation, and everything in between. Many are left conflicted.
We must have faith. Remember, no matter who wins, there will always be hate. There will always be questions. There will always be concerns. There will always be issues that arise. There will always be things we could be handling better. We won’t like everything our president says or does. We won't like everything our peers say online, or even in person. Promises aren’t always fulfilled. As much as we may disagree, we have to remain strong. We can still appreciate and respect others. We must believe there is a plan, and that includes God’s plan. We are all human. Beneath the heaviness, we must believe that things will get better as a whole. Let God help us, either way. May the right person be voted into office. Period. Let’s treat others better if nothing else. We never know what others are going through. The knife you stick in someone’s back today may be the one thing that sets them over the edge. We can always agree to disagree, civilly.
For many of us are left mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted...on many levels.
Politics aside, I'm scared for our future and generations to come. I'm scared of how we react as people and as a society. Freedom of speech is very real; however, absolute and constant HATE should not overpower.
Let’s take time to breathe amid the chaos.
We are all in this together.
We can ALL continue to live our lives, as best we can.
We are ALL on this wild ride called life, in all its beautiful uncertainty.