We all watched as the man boldly walked down the street with the
American Flag, shouting God Bless you,” as well as his truths about our
world and its current physical, emotional and spiritual climate.
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and
Trench Classes United. Please be advised, this is NOT a political post
The bold young man ended with “Don’t think I’m crazy; I’m just speaking
A couple sitting in the very front of the covered patio of the restaurant
laughed, but not at the guy. “I don’t think you’re crazy,” the man nearly
shouted, I happen to agree with you.” Suddenly all of us sitting in the
area started to chime in our agreement, raising our glasses, “Cheers” I
said. Laughter followed and as the last of it melted into the Laguna
beach air, we all returned to our meals and conversations but with a
sense of camaraderie, as if we’d known each other for some time.
Here's what’s interesting: No one there spent any time talking about the
differences in opinion, or any negativity whatsoever. It was one of many
great moments that made for a great day.
Isn’t it easy to feel that sense of belonging and camaraderie when you’re
all agreeing, but why can’t we have that when we don’t agree about
things, whether they be politically, spiritually, relationally, or anything in
I’ve been able to experience this with a few people in my life, where
though I don’t agree, I listen, and they listen to me and we did not allow
anger to separate us or our differences in opinions,
Isaiah 1:18 says: “Come, let us reason together…” so let’s look at the
word “reason.” In the Hebrew translation, it means “to explain, argue,
I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word “argue,” my defenses
go up. This holy-inspired scripture is not permission to argue with anger;
however, I do believe that God gives us permission to agree to disagree
with grace; that’s healthy arguing.
In 1Peter 3:15, we’re instructed to give our answers with gentleness
and respect. Respect does not mean you agree with them; in fact, to
truly respect someone is to be okay with the differences, and when it
comes to any moral issues, remember Who has the camera into the
heart; you and I don’t!
Don’t spend positive time on negative thoughts-meaning don’t spend
time figuring out how you can win someone over to your opinion no
matter what the situation; just take the time to appreciate the differences.