I know what you may be thinking: And what may that be, Bianca?
The silver lining is I see who people really are.
I feel like prior to this era, people’s prejudice would show it’s ugly head every now and then. I had faith in people. I thought the best in people especially Christians.
But once the current president ran, I started to see where people stood and people’s tolerances. I really started to see who people really were.
Maya Angelou says “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” Usually people’s first reactions is really how they feel.
When the current president would say or do something unbecoming, the people that I thought would be outraged would make excuses or be silent.
What? I thought you were better than that.
Then, I would see how people really thought through their social media. The racist propaganda against Obama and promotion of the current president’s rhetoric. The mean-hearted comments. The videos displaying hate. The articles of angry rhetoric and division. The “us” against “them” attitude.
I’m not saying everyone should think the same. We can have disagreements but it should not turn into name-calling and empty, divisive rhetoric.
Now, I am guarded when I encounter people. I watch people’s actions much more than the words they say.
What you talk and how you walk matters to me.
A backtrack from what you say originally speaks louder to me.
Yes, no one is perfect. But sometimes the evidence can be overwhelming.
I love and befriend from a distance. I try to take the high road towards ignorance. I post God’s Word because it cannot be disputed. I try to live as an ambassador for Christ in a lost and dying world.
I will not be perfect but I try to be who I say I am. To live what I preach.