9 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly. 10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed. 11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me. 12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel. 13 For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life. (Psalms 31:9-13 KJV)
Peace of mind and having a tranquil life is almost impossible in the world today. It appears things are upside down and there is nowhere to turn, to have peace, to live a carefree life. There is always someone wanting to disrupt tranquility and make a mess of things to suit only their purposes.
I do everything I can not to speak politically about anything to anyone. I can never know what a person (friend or foe) is thinking or feeling about a subject nor do I know how irritated they may become. Not too many years ago, when there was a disagreement, there would only be an argument and, at most, a fist fight. In today’s world, an argument could culminate into someone losing their life.
Therefore, I keep most of my thoughts to myself before my alligator mouth gets bigger than my mockingbird rear end. No matter how I may perceive something someone will have an opposite view and that someone may have such a strong feeling about it that they are willing to fight or kill. This becomes worst when an alcoholic beverage is introduced because things then become heated quicker and common sense is forgotten.
1 The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
(Proverbs 21:1-2 KJV)
Those that disagree with me have a right to have that opinion because, in their eyes, they are always right. When they approach the gate of heaven, then they will know that they should have given the other person a chance to speak and they should have given the other person’s opinion some consideration. I may be right, or I may be wrong, but I at least listen to the other side. God will have the last say and then it is too late to reconsider listening. It may already be too late but at least you can try because no one knows the Lord’s timetable.
Therefore, I do not discuss politics except here in my blog. Here is where my opinion is law and I can let my mind flow. I still may be wrong, or I may be right, but it is my view and others are welcomed to like or hate it. To me, this is my way of releasing a little steam safely, without harming or antagonizing anyone. If I do antagonize someone, all that person needs to do is to stop reading. God and this blog is my relief which protects me from the slander and abuse of others.