Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I'm baaa-aaak...

Didya miss me? I've been absent for quite a while now. Well, a while for me, anyway. Why, you ask? Why have I deprived you of my company for so, so long? Well, I've been in a funk about this blog for a few days. I've been stewing over several political posts (of my own writing and those of many, many others in the mommy-blogger world), debating about whether or not to post them. Wondering whether it was a place I wanted to go ever again. But every time I sat down to write, the only thoughts swirling through my head were about the current state of our nation and how troubling it has been to me to see the body of Christ breaking up into factions of people name-calling and mud-slinging, just like the rest of the world. It's really been upsetting.

But, as you can see, I've decided not to get into a discussion about politics again. I just want to spend a few minutes getting this out of my system and then I'll back to my happy little world of mommy/babies/work/play.

I just have this one thing to say. Why can we not have a calm, respectful discussion about our differences of opinions? Why does every conflict of ideas have to involve name calling and accusations of the sort I do not even want to reproduce here? You are talking to your Brothers and Sisters in Christ, for crying out loud. Show some respect. Why not give them the Grace of assuming that they have good motives, even if you disagree with their methods?

2 comments:

Sarah said...

It's been a while but this gives me a good excuse to say, I really liked your husbands comment on *sigh*. Is there any way to have a link to a comment? :-) I totally agree with you. The state of our nation and government is so important that we should be talking about it but apparently it's too important to be discussed respectfully.

Herb of Grace said...

I don't think you can link to a specific comment, but you can link to the comments section and direct your readers to a particular number commenter.

You should check out J's blog, too. He's got some very sage and pithy posts about the political situation...

(it's on my sidebar-- unambiguously j)