Sunday Reflection: Love and Wisdom
Social media sites often shows characteristics of people that I never wish to see. I’m not sure which of my adages apply here: “Keep your uglies in your diaper” or “not everything you think needs to be said”, but I do wish some would apply either, in their social media usage.As Christians, we have an even bigger responsibility, applying love in all we do. Instead, we may judge others by saying things that are unkind or just plain mean because we get attention. When we do this, we’re not showing the love of Christ in us.
Love is a huge tool, when applied.“With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?” James 3:9-11 (NIV)
Wisdom is our guide.“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” James 3:17 (NIV)
We are given a measure of time to spend on Earth. Using that time to build rather than to tear down is the best use of that time.