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CLARITY – 10-22-18 Not-nicety


A Biblical Response to Current Events – 10-22-18



What’s Happening: “Everybody’s heard the non-specific accusations of incivility underscored by the “Jobs Not Mobs” sloganeering, but here’s something specific that alternately makes you sick, then makes you proud. When a heckler decided to verbally accost Sen. Mitch McConnell and his wife in a Cuban restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky several patrons came to his aid (  ‘Oh yeah,’ the heckler said, ‘Why don’t you get out of here? Why don’t you leave the entire country?’”


Knee-Jerk Response:  “Alright, so the heckler gets no ‘nicety’ points. So what?”


Biblical Response:  “So what?! There was a time in America when most parents taught their kids growing up how to be civil, even if you disagreed. Today, people can’t even spell incivility…they have to resort to something that has less syllables “not-nicety’…which may not even be a word. What happened to manners? Instead of increasing our volume, let’s increase our sense…making a logical defense of our position. Perhaps we might even learn our position is indefensible (another 5-syllable word).”


“Christians? We are told to be civil (Rom. 12:18). We are also told to be ready to give a defense (1 Pet. 3:15). Thankfully, in this country we can do the best expressing of our opinions at the ballot box…and we’ll get that opportunity soon.”


Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us sow more sugar…and reap a crop much more palatable; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”


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