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Tuesday; March 12

We live in a caustic, confrontive world – and honestly I think it is getting louder.  Today’s personalities coupled with the expansion of media outlets and the removal of social and emotional limiters have paved the way for an argumentative culture.  We are becoming more apt to ruffle people’s feathers than we are to smooth things over.  Even religion has the tendency to fall in this trap – and unfortunately Christians tend to be louder and more boisterous.  On one hand, we might be able to justify our argumentative style by saying we are “fighting fire with fire”, but is that what we are called to do?  The other day I came across a passage that instructed early Christians, “To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit;not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.” (I Peter 3:8-9).  It might be easy to justify the co…