Do you sow seeds of love or seeds of hate? Remember, you reap what you sow. If you encourage discord, lie, cheat and harbor hatred in your heart, don’t be surprised if your life is filled with discord, lying, cheating and hatred. Don’t ask, “Why me?”
Be the one who spreads tolerance, compassion, empathy and love even if it means going against those closest to you. You are a leader, not a follower. Your light should shine before you. If you constantly have to defend your Christianity, it may not be because everyone else has a problem. It may be due to the way you project yourself and the words you speak. My mother would always tell me as a child, “You never have to ask a person how he or she feels about anything. Just let the person talk.” What you feel in your heart almost always comes through in your conversation.
This open hatred between the races, classes, genders and sexual orientations has to stop. We are destroying ourselves in the guise of free speech. Just because you have the right, doesn’t make it right. We can and must do better.