Do Good Anyway!

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”  Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.. But in your hearts revere Christ as lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. I Peter 3:8-16 NIV

To The Resistance:  Stay strong and don’t fall to the level of the evil ones. We’re smarter than that. We don’t have to use the foul language the “other side” uses, we don’t have to humiliate others when they attempt to belittle us, but we must tell the truth at all cost. And if a person acts like an idiot, we must say so (I don’t know of any polite synonyms for this word). No matter what they say or do–do good anyway!

It is truly sad that we have come to this place in America where we have to face the fact that those 62+ million people created this fiasco we’re experiencing. They did it because of frustration and hatred–acting on pure emotion–without logic or intellect or any justifiable rationale.

I’ve talked about this before so I won’t belabor the point. People please, stop allowing your emotions to dictate your decisions–especially those you can’t just go back and change. When in turmoil because of stirred emotions and upheavals in your life, save the important decision-making for another time when either you or your surroundings have calmed.

I know a thing or two about letting emotions drive decisions. I’ve been there. And I don’t plan to make the same mistakes–over and over again. At some point–we all (including me) need to take a step back and think before we act. And we must think about how every decision we make, impacts our lives and the lives of others for more than the moment it might take to make the decision.

The 2016 election is a perfect case in point–raw emotions–fueled by the frustrations felt of those who felt neglected and by those who feel they are the superior race and are afraid they’re going to become extinct–pushing hate-filled rhetoric and lies brought us to this place. No matter how much they demonstrate hate, I’m going to promote love–and do good anyway.

There is a solution for every problem and His name is Jesus. When we allow Him to guide our every thought and action, we can avoid some of the travesties we face in life. We do not have to trade insult for insult for those who regret their vote, but can’t do anything about it. We do not have to resort to name-calling, just because they do it.  When I call someone an idiot–it is because they have demonstrated a lack of understanding about a situation and refuse to heed sound, wise advice. By definition–according to a dictionary–an idiot is a very foolish or stupid person. Therefore, if I speak truth, I’m not name-calling.  And I can speak truth, gently–in love–doing good anyway.

At any rate, I’ve spent enough time of talking about the WH idiot for today. I’m continuing plans to run for President in 2020 and I can guarantee people, there won’t be an idiot in the WH if I win. I’m wise enough to know what I don’t know and wise enough to seek the assistance and advice of those who do.

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