Rid yourself of THEM, and blame.
Humbly seek revelation of US.
As always, thanks John
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Thank God for Them.
Whenever we’re in a fight, we need a clear enemy, and we need it fast.
There’s something about human nature that craves separation in times of conflict.
It’s a deep-rooted self-preservation that drives us to divide.
We so often find ourselves in the overwhelming mess of human dysfunction, and it all hits the fan like it has again this week; but instead of trying to truly understand what’s really happening before responding, rather than wrestling with the complex and the nuanced and the elusive; we simply look for an easy villain to condemn and remove.
Side-stepping the bulky, cumbersome, time-consuming tasks of wading through layers of history and culture and experience, and of uncovering the hidden heart of the current struggle, we move immediately to building the walls, drawing out the boundaries, and finding the lines with which can mark off the Good and the Bad people.
We rush to identify the clearly visible characteristics of those who will define Us, and…
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