Weaponized words enable violence (just ask Cain & Able)

There is both good and bad in every person. Find and focus on the good in everyone and you can love them.

Walls in the heart tear people apart. Open hearts connect with caring and compassion. Hard hearts disconnect and even disrespect those they see as different.

Everyone needs someone who cares (even the people who disagree with you). “Love your enemies.” Some people seem to love their iconic idea of the past more than they do the people around them in the present.

Hostility in the heart enabled a guy named Cain to kill his brother Able. It still enables violence today.

Breaking humanity into compartments is commonly used to justify cruelty and abuse. Love overcomes those compartments.

To weaponize words is to debilitate communication. To speak to people with insult and hostility is to inflict hurt and to flirt with violence.

We need drum majors for equality, kindness, and justice, not anger and agitation to return to a hierarchal status quo. Think outside! Go outdoors. Breathe some fresh air and think. Search for: Off the RACE Track book.

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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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