Go back to your conscience . . .

Maybe we should all “go back” to our conscience, our compassion, and our civility. Before you pounce on someone’s post and denounce them as a foe, try an ounce of kindness. Social media is often like keyboard kickboxing without rules or referee.

If politics is about imposing your party’s will on others, rather than working together to govern, it leads to authoritarianism or chaos.

If you are unkind to people you shouldn’t be surprised that they are unkind back to you. Break the cycle of unkindness. Be kind to those who disagree with you.

Motives are important. Meanness is motivated by fear, apathy by self-focus, kindness and compassion by conscience.

Conscience is our internal navigational app. To ignore it is to wander in confusion.

I appreciate people who speak out when they believe injustice is being done. It takes courage to speak up for others. Will you?

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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