Sponsored by www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-j-zarlenga-cpa-mba-052a5a40/ Mk 6:53-56 After making the crossing to the other side of the sea, Jesus and his disciples came to land at Gennesaret and ... people immediately recognized him. They ... began to bring in the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. Whatever villages ... he entered, they laid the sick ... and begged him [to] touch only the tassel on his cloak; and as many as touched it were healed.Ps 8: O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth! When I behold your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which you set in place— What is man that you should be mindful of him, or the son of man that you should care for him? You have made him little less than the angels, and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him rule over the works of your hands, putting all things under his feet. All sheep and oxen, yes, and the beasts of the field, The birds of the air, the fishes of the sea, and whatever swims the paths of the seas.
It's amazing how intolerant the humans are, isn't it?
I mean, we say we want peace and harmony. Yet, the very moment someone challenges our point of view, we immediately vilify them.
Maybe not outright or overtly; and likely, not human to human. Although some homo sapiens become downright horrendous to others just for having an opposing opinion. #PleaseStopHating
But many times, when someone has a polar opposite conviction than our own, suddenly, in the deepest, most secret reaches of our hearts; a fire is lit. We've struck a match of discontent and we let the flames rage into an inferno, ultimately.
Why, exactly? Just because someone believes in something we don't? Shoot, that's not coexisting. It's not honoring our constitutional freedoms and, more importantly, it tries to fly in the face of free will.
Listen, I believe in God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I always have and I always will. #CatholicsArePeopleToo
I wish everyone believed in the Big Guy and I'll pray for those who don't -- but it doesn't mean I hate the latter, or anyone. Heck, that would be the biggest irony of all, Capisce?
No, rather than trying to rip each other from limb-to-limb for that on which we do not agree, let's focus on the ways we are similar, instead.
Shoot, we may just even find a little common ground to stand on together, you dig? #PrayForPeace #PrayForUnity #JustPray