This is a short blog. About only one question …
America, Have You Lost Your Mind … or Your Heart?
It is time for civility. It is time to have a heart and use our minds.
I am sure we don’t agree on everything.
I am sure we are worlds apart on many things.
I am also sure there are some things we agree on.
Can we focus on that?
We don’t have to hang out together.
We don’t have to do business together.
But we don’t have permission to kill each other …
Verbally, emotionally, or physically.
It is time for civility.
I get it that you are mad. I am too.
Our country is in sad shape.
Killing is not the answer. Period.
Dehumanizing each other is not the answer.
Your “enemies” have families too. They love people and have people who love them.
They are human beings. Yes, just like you.
They have thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Just like you.
Embracing this vantage point makes it possible to Love Your Enemies… it is counter-culture…. I get that.
OK, so start somewhere outside of the realm of hate.
How can we be so willing to extend grace to “other cultures”
but so unwilling to extend grace to “other cultures” within our own country?
What can you do to bring civility into ONE conversation today?
What can you do to bring civility into ONE situation today?
We must BE the change we want to see in this world.
Turn your hate into constructive action. Spread civility.
Are you part of the problem or the solution?
Let’s show that we are Americans with a good heart and a good mind.
It begins with the one we see in the mirror.
Word Origin and History for civility n.
late 14c., “status of a citizen,” from Old French civilite (14c.), from Latincivitatem (nominative civitas) “the art of governing; courteousness,” fromcvilis “relating to a citizen, relating to public life, befitting a citizen;popular, affable, courteous” (see civil ). Later especially “good citizenship”(1530s). Also “state of being civilized” (1540s); “behavior proper tocivilized persons” (1560s). http://www.dictionary.com/browse/civility?s=t