If You Are Voting For So & So, I Will Attack You With My Words

The closer we get to election day, the meaner we seem to become as voters. Frankly, I’m over it. I don’t click on any links posted on social media. Not the Christian ones and certainly not the hate-filled, mudslinging ones either. They all say the same things and they all want to do exactly what they are doing, cause more division and ugliness.

To which I say….

say hush

No amount of arguing back and forth is going to make any of this better. The opinions are so ramped up and the cruelty coming from people who seemed to be level-headed or nice folks or even “friends” has turned full on vengeful.

What has happened to us?

I’m sorry, but….I’m not interested in slapping each others faces with hurtful words over the election of one or the other Presidential candidates. Both have tremendous faults. Both have much to be disgusted over. Both are pathetic choices. Fighting over why we’re voting for one or the other isn’t helping any of us become better people. Matter of fact, I’ve seen more hate on social media and heard more vitriol from people who I thought were decent humans than I care to admit.

I love America. I love my country. I love politics. But, this election has felt like a sucker punch to the face from the get-go. I’m discouraged, I’m disgusted and I’m just trying to make it through the next few weeks.

say it

Maybe you’ve been on the receiving end of someone’s attacks over who you’re voting for, eye-opening…huh? It doesn’t feel good to be shouted down or to be “put in your place” by another. That’s why I just can’t even bother. The rudeness and the hate have worn me down.

I don’t want to argue over Hillary or Donald. So, don’t come at me with your opinion. It won’t be welcomed here. You do you. I’ll do me. And we’ll all be okay. Keep your very educated and researched opinion to yourself.

And for God’s sake, stop beating up on anyone who doesn’t agree with you. It’s not your job! I’ll leave you with a few important questions:

Are you satisfied with your behavior during this election season? When it’s all over (and trust me, it is almost over) will you be able to hold your head high knowing that what you’ve said to or about other people is honorable in the eyes of God?

When the votes are tallied and the winner announced….we still have to live together and sit beside one anther at church, games and the grocery store. Keep watch over your words & actions. While God has given us freedom to use our voices, there will always be consequences for what we say.

say eph

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