Culture War
Many from both the right and the left bemoan the state of the American culture today. Whether it is the lack of positive images in TV, movies, music, politicians, sports figures, police in schools and more, freedom and morality are discussed as being in conflict with each other. Benjamin Franklin once wrote on the subject: "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need for masters." This should ring true to you today as we debate not only our eroding culture, but the role of government in our lives. Are culture and the need for more government control more connected than we realize?

Beam or Splinter?

from The Gray Area:
"Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye?" (Matt 7:3) On this issue of police brutality & race, we need to dialogue vs monologue. Taunting, threatening, denying, rioting, preaching to each other does nothing but set opinions more firmly in place. Both sides know, when you let the emotion subside for a moment, and remove the political & media influences, we can see that we must have honest dialogue and not dispute the other side's feelings or position on the issues. Instead, listen .... And, learn.

Remember both sides contribute to the problem and the solution. There are caring people on both sides of the issue that need to be heard.

One has a beam and the other a splinter. Which one is which does not matter. An honest dialogue will determine that and the joint solution. Nothing else will move this issue forward.

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