The celebrity tabloids. The political process. The gossip mills. Ideally, we would be a community who constantly supports each other; discusses our issues openly and stays impartial. The way we can lash out at each other often baffles me. We can analyze an audience and probe them for constructive criticism. What are you seeing in me that I’m not? Why did you do that? Next I would try to explain. Here is the reason for that. I didn’t hear you say that, etc.
Now the situations occur naturally and resolve/remain as they must. I have to be right with God first. I don’t expect apologies or understanding nor hold hard grudges or seek retribution no matter the justification on either side. Then imagine the sides come down (and maybe resolve)…but if not, channel that anger and ill will feelings in positive ways. Don’t keep it in reserve. Let’s not remind ourselves of the slander, ridicule or absolute hate.
Look at our past without regret, but as a constant lesson and keep an open mind. Be thankful for support. It’s amazing to experience your limits then see something break through them with amazing grace, forgiveness, and uplifting comfort. Seeking love is easier said than done, but it’s the ideal focus.