Immature language (unadult language) & politics

Inflammatory, insulting and vulgar words aren’t “adult language.” “Mature language” is kind, caring, helpful, and respectfully honest.

Fighting insults with insults only increases hostility. Inflammatory rhetoric lacks wisdom.

Words matter. Yours can hurt, harm, and/or harass, while hyping hostility, or they can heal. Think before you talk, text, or tweet.

It’s one thing to rate someone’s performance. It’s another thing to berate them. American politics is way over the line. Dehumanizing political opponents isn’t a tactic that is conducive to democracy.

Here’s some adult language “repentance.” To repent is to recall your sins, to apologize from the heart, to make amends, and to get things right with God and others.

You can’t undo what you’ve done, but you can experience forgiveness. You can humbly apologize and do your best to make things right.

Until your heart changes, your behaviors will remain the same. If you humbly open your heart to Jesus, He will heal and make it new. There is a way to have an encouraging new day, a new beginning that doesn’t just repeat another yesterday. “I am the Way.” -Jesus

You don’t have to heal, overcome, and rebuild yourself with no guide and no instruction book. Follow the living Jesus and the Bible. Let Jesus, the Light of the World, flood your heart and make it shine! A heart reconstructed
by Jesus resurrects into the mature language of joy, peace, and love.

Christians used to sing: “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.” Now they trust in and insult people about politics.

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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