I can remember my parents telling me to get along with my siblings, and for the most part we did! Whenever the bickering started to get out of hand, mom would say, “Can’t we all just get along!” We knew when she said it she wasn’t asking! We had three choices: nicely play together, separate, or suffer the consequences! My parents forced peace whether we wanted it or not. We need some parents in the country to motivate a ‘can’t we all get along’ policy!
We can choose to get along, but there’s WORK involved
The disciple Peter told us to seek peace and work to maintain it! There’s work to maintaining peace with others because some aren’t easy to like! Some say and/or do stupid things! I have. Have you? Yet, when others do or say something stupid, we sometimes have an ‘off with their heads’ mentality! We need to stop it! Remember the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!
Donald Trump, our current President, was not my candidate of choice. Barack Obama wasn’t either. However, I never wanted them harmed. When I became interested in politics, I have not liked every politician. I have squawked about things them have said and done, but I’ve worked to stay within the boundaries of love. You may despise what our politicians say or do, but we should never bring harm to anyone because of it.
Looking back, I thought the vitriol was bad when Barack Obama was President. It seems worse since Donald Trump has become President. Life is hard enough at times, but the hatred between one another in society can make living even more difficult. It saddens me to see people afraid to say what they think because it may offend. People are afraid that what they say might incite a hateful, lawless, anarchist-in-spirit mob to show up! Good grief!!
We can disagree, but if we choose to get along, we won’t harm others
When frustrated, I must choose to live at peace. Whether getting along is easy to do, or whether I must go to my own room, I do it. I choose not to bring harm to others by setting fire to businesses. Nor do I go out and unashamedly twerk half-naked to prove a point. I don’t put up signs that read ‘Make America Gay Again‘ partly because of Vice President Mike Pence’s conservative beliefs (pro-traditional marriage).
By the way, I do like the idea of ‘Make America Gay Again,’ but I thought in a different angle other than homosexuality. I was dreaming about a gay society.
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines gay as: happily excited, merry, keenly alive and exuberant, as well as being homosexual.
If our country was a little more gay, more merry and bright, we’d get along much better than we do! Yes, yes, let’s #MakeAmericaGayAgain! #MAGA!
Peace and prayers contribute to getting along
If I don’t like those we’ve elected, I desire to always follow peace, and work to maintain it. I want to be in the will of God — to pray for those in authority. My parents weren’t the only ones who required us to act peaceful in the home. God desires that we pray and have peaceful and quiet lives. Those things will greatly aid our ability to getting along with others.
First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered on behalf of all men. Pray for kings and all those in authority. Then we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in all godliness and dignity. This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior (I Timothy 2:1-3).
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