Let’s talk about American exceptionalism
AKA the lil boilin’ pot that stirred me up good
Nowadays many people want to form a homogonized form of what we all should believe. However it is our differences, our diversity, which has always made this country so amazing. Our differences, our disagreements, should be celebrated. Tough conversation fuels growth, let’s not shy away from it. I’ve noticed the more people try to “fix” the world the more we seem to destroy it, and the more we aim to fix ourselves the more we fix the world. There is no need to police each other on the stupid things we may think or say. There is a need to challenge ourselves to interact and try to understand perspectives other than our own. For despite culture, religion, colour, gender, or what have you, the majority of our countrymen are still striving for the best and that has always been one of the things that makes this country so great. And we don’t need to see nor coincide with their steps to understand they are still our brother or sister despite our differences. An eye must do what an eye must do, just as a toe must do what a toe must do. There is no lesser part to Our body. Each is needed to do their part. So even though the left arm cannot see what the right arm does and vice versa, know that at the end of the day they are still connected to the same body, so let Us grasp to that. And keep faith in our fellow humankind.
Thank you for our misunderstandings.
Thank you for our disagreements.
Thank you for our differences.
Thank you for our mixed up miraculous country.
Thank you for being you; unrelentingly so.
I believe if you cut friends or family out of your life simply for political disagreements than you’ve been radicalized for someone else’s gain. Politics shouldn’t stop Us from loving each other.
Dear Light of the world,
A personal relationship with God is more important than defining your religion. Remember, religious people killed Jesus…But to live in Him is to transform. Christ calls Us to transform to live in His way, to die to our old self, so that we may stay true to Our true identity as Children of the Most High. For it is not what we do that defines Us, but who we are as His people that His Spirit flows out of Us in what we do.
“–the kind of power only those in relationship with Him possess. So when the test comes in Babylon, people without a true identity in Christ will not be able to stand with courage.”
So run towards the fire and do not blend into the changing identity of the world, which is always having an identity crisis with itself, but go into the world and transform the world around you by staying true to your identity in Christ. The world grows dark not because darkness is stronger than Light, Light always overcomes darkness, but because the Light is afraid to shine. You are the Light! Testify to His glory in all you do, whether amongst wolves or sheep. The lions wish to devour you, but they cannot devour whom walks with Him. Selah!