So many of my dear, kind, generous friends who once treated one another with honor, dignity and respect are feeling or being told…
…you are under attack
…if you don’t choose a side, you’ve chosen a side…and it’s not mine
…if you don’t agree with me, you’re my enemy
…’the other side’ is threatening your way of life
…you need to find your tribe and pledge your allegiance
…you need to defend your position
…you need to attack, while claiming you’re only defending those who can’t speak for themselves
…when you don’t get your way, you need to remove yourself from ‘the enemy’.
And then they’re further being told it’s dangerous and life threatening to come together in person to talk it out and find common ground.
Many have just withdrawn or gone into seclusion.
Many are suffering from depression and isolation.
Who wins this battle? Who loses?
God have mercy on us all! Lord, I know this is not from You. BUT I also know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that You will use it for Your glory AND the good of Your people.
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.