I’ve been a bit quiet for a day or so. It has been the usual problem of pain preventing me focusing enough to string too words together to make a readable sentence, so I decided it’s not fair to inflict myself upon you dear reader and I’ve left my blog alone. However, I came across this picture today and thought it would be perfect to share with you all today. I borrowed it from “Inspirations Of Old” who I stumbled across on Facebook. It had been shared by a friend and I thought it might be nice to post it on here too.
What prompted my decision to post this today and not my usual sort of fluffy “thought for the day” is that recently I’ve noticed a couple of ongoing arguments and debates where people are utterly convinced that not only are they RIGHT but anyone who is not in agreement with them must be, by default, WRONG. And that’s just not the case, is it?
There are lots of times that we see people arguing over things – sometimes quite major things – and they seem to stand at a point where their view is the ONLY view without giving pause to consider that there is more than one solution to a problem, or one answer to a question, or one moral viewpoint is not superior to the others. The list is endless – the banking crisis, the war in Afghanistan, women bishops, missing people, what constitutes “racism”, the best way to teach children how to read, tackling obesity… All of them have polarised viewpoints where the truth is that the real solution is probably part way between all of them, or even a combination of them, if only we’d take the time out to consider other people’s point of view properly.
Obviously there are instances where there is only one pathway. For me as a Christian, that pathway is through Jesus, but not everyone agrees and even Christians fall out with other Christians over the “right” way to follow God….sheesh!!! Actually, that example just proves my point doesn’t it?!
Do people think they get more brownie points for being “right” and then sticking by it no matter what??
Anyway. I’ve rambled on enough. Not bad for someone who can’t string a sentence together at the minute. I’ll probably review this in a couple of days and scrub most of it. The words anyway, I like the picture.