They say “It’s a gun Problem!”
But what if it is really a heart problem?
What would happen if…instead of arguing over guns…
We would all show compassion to each other,
Listen to each other,
Spend that time learning to know our neighbors
Spent time visiting with them,
And took the time to sit down and talk with the strange,
Weird, lonely kid down the street over a glass of milk and cookies?
What if we took the time to listen to and empathize
With the hurting, lonely, broken man on the street corner
Instead of looking the other way as we hurry by?
What if we loved on people, listened to people, showed compassion
Respect, and care towards people rather than
Calling them names,
And building walls?
What if each person on earth had at least one person
Who they knew loved and cared for them?
What if everyone had a sense of community —
A place where we each felt like we belonged
And were loved unconditionally just as we are?
If we humans loved one another,
Saw each other as precious and valuable,
Then there would be a lot less violence
Because we would all feel worthy
Rather than diminished —
We’d value the lives of others
Rather than seeing them as a nuisance and bother —
We’d be curious about the backgrounds,
Beliefs, cultures, and heritage of our neighbors
Rather than being fearful of them because they are a bit different —
Our world has a heart and soul problem
Not a gun problem.
If we all loved and valued each other for who we each are we would not kill each other with guns, bombs, knives, stones, etc. It’s not the objects…it’s the state of the human heart and soul. That is really what we need to work on changing. Let’s slow down, take the time to talk to the stranger on the street, behind the cash register, in the grocery store aisle. Let’s show compassion, love, and respect to each person we encounter as we go through our daily lives. We can change our world one person at a time by treating each person we meet as we would want to be treated.
“Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
Keep your mouth free of perversity;
keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
Let your eyes look straight ahead;
fix your gaze directly before you.
Give careful thought to the paths for your feet
and be steadfast in all your ways.
Do not turn to the right or the left;
keep your foot from evil.”
“Monday Morning Mumblings” is my own personal take on the “Morning Pages” idea that I’ve decided to apply to my blog. They are my unedited free-written early Monday Morning thoughts straight from brain to the computer — misspellings and all! Hopefully, these weekly posts will help me get back into regular blogging. I hope they are a fun read for you all. 🙂