I was looking at something a friend responded to today on Twitter. Some guy was asking how to handle a situation with his twelve year old. The child didn’t like their given name and instead wanted to be called Ace. They wanted to change their name. Legally.
Well, be a parent. If the child wants to be called that as a nickname, sure. Bit no on the legal change. They’re twelve. You’re a parent not a best friend. As a matter of fact, if you’re looking to Twitter for parenting advice, maybe you shouldn’t be taking care of children.
It amazes me that someone would do that. So I clicked on the profile and I found the problem.
That’s a lot of hate. I don’t know for sure if this guy has ever met POTUS. But my first question is how can you hate someone so vehemently that you don’t know? How can you hate an entire group of people that you don’t know? What drives a heart like that?
I often say that both sides of our political system force me to the middle. It’s a circus, and I’m not their clown. But I can’t hate. I can think a lot of things. But I cannot bring myself to hate.
Hate consumes the heart and mind. It takes over your life.
In looking to the Bible about hate I found this:
“There are six things the Lord hates— no, seven things he detests: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that kill the innocent, a heart that plots evil, feet that race to do wrong, a false witness who pours out lies, a person who sows discord in a family.”
Proverbs 6:16-19 NLT
Hate is becoming very popular in Newmerica. It’s the order of the day.
Better to spend your time making the world better around you.
Watch out for family, friends, and those who would do right by you.
Ignore the haters and fools.