The next time you want to put people in their place, honor them as being made in the image of the living God (even if you disagree with them). When I look at nature, I see marvelous acts of precision engineering, not the random working of time and chance. I feel the say way when I look at human beings!
First word or last word, it doesn’t really matter. I want my words to be true, kind, and insightful.
If I only liked people who agree with me, I wouldn’t be able to have very many friends. I rarely meet someone I don’t like. I’ve discovered that people can disagree and live in great harmony, unless someone involved uses the disagreement as an excuse for unkindness.
If you get riled up when someone disagrees with you, you’re neglecting to appreciate their freedom of speech. If we don’t respect people’s right to disagree with us (without belittling them), then we don’t really believe in freedom.
If you clone other people’s thoughts and views, you’ll never have to stand alone, but your mind might become a stone. Self think.
The real choice of government isn’t political. It’s within. Do you choose to be ruled by your own desires or by the living Jesus? If a country’s people won’t allow their conscience and the living God to minimize the evil in their hearts, any form of government will be corrupt.