Right Then and There

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Good Morning.
As I sit to share with you it is raining, raining, raining in Lower Alabama this Saturday.
The view from my library window is lush green and I hear thunder rolling. 
Earlier from the back stoop, I heard the birds singing and at this moment I hear the wind chimes serenading.
It’s a lovely Saturday.

Now.

I am giving thanks we still have a substantial amount of free speech in this Country; otherwise, what I found on Facebook this morning would not be circulating. Take a look.

See what I mean? Innocent enough, right? Just having fun, right?

In a fully communist society, this likely would be considered an attack and would get one swift retribution. We are not there YET.

I get it. This Administration gives us much fodder for shaking our heads but is it helping? 

Back to free speech. 

I’d like to keep (or even gain back what has been lost of) what we have. Would you?
 
Could we consider this? 
Could we start today? 
 
Could we:
Speak with the authority, that is KNOW our words are backed with FACT?

Refuse to waste our voice throwing out slurs, jabs, or telling jokes that JESUS would not tell?

IF we are CHRISTIANS can we not speak to Society respectfully, with Holy Spirit compassion what we KNOW from Scripture that will help them learn JESUS?

Should we spend our time idly chatting about the vile acts of this Society, Politicians, or the Media?

When we speak of these things should it not be when we are talking to a person who has come to us for help to learn repentance and abandonment of such vile behavior?

Or perhaps prayerfully disciplining another believer, bringing him or her information to protect them and encourage them to be wise as a serpent but harmless as a dove? 

So when conversations turn to discussing the vileness that is rampant in our world, what if we cease the talk and start praying right then and there with our conversation partners for those very people we were talking about? 
 
I think this is good advice and I plan to practice it – and when I fail, I shall repent and start again.
 
How about you?

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