I held off from writing this post. I read something this morning that
made me angry. I wanted to immediately say something in response,
but I decided to wait a while and see if the anger persisted. It's now
nearly 5:00 PM, and I am still aggravated, so I decided that perhaps
now is the time for me to vent.
First of all I must tell you that I will not shame anyone personally.
I won't be putting names on the behavior, but will only say that I
abhor the behavior that I am about to discuss.
There are some in this world who are hypocrites. I'm sure you
have met some. Most of the time I just brush them off. I know they
exist and I just can't be bothered to acknowledge them. Once and
a while the hypocritical behavior hits a bit too close to home and
thats when I have trouble letting it go.
Several years ago something was done that personally effected someone
I love. It was a nasty act that was meant to cause separation and revenge.
In my opinion, it was perhaps one of the cruelest and most insensitive of
acts that one could do to another. The results of this act were permanent
and forever irreversible. While I have forgiven these individuals in my
heart, because as a Christian I must, I have not forgotten the action and
will forever keep these individuals at arms length. To this date, no
apology has ever been offered.
So why am I disturbed about this now? The reason is simple. Several
of these people who either knew about, or were responsible for this
nasty deed, find it perfectly fine to go on to social media and repeatedly
complain about others. They finger point and get all incensed and I
keep thinking that perhaps they need to take a good look in the mirror.
They are so quick to find fault and blab about the perceived errors
of others in a very public way.
None of us are perfect, and I certainly am not. I do believe however that
actions speak louder than words. I hope that perhaps I have shed a bit
of light on the fact that we all have hearts that can be broken by
actions that cannot be undone. We all need to think before we act and
to look into our own hearts before we criticize others. If you have
taken the time to finish reading this post, I thank you for letting me
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley