Two wrongs don’t make a right. This is probably the deepest bit of wisdom I learned from a grandmother who was so full of religion and maxims I was convinced, if at first you don’t succeed, was a bible verse.
People, people, people, just because your president does something wrong; does it give you the right to disrespect or pray evil on him? Two wrongs don’t make a right. People who say you follow Christ, why are you stooping to that? Was it not your Christ who said, “Love your enemies, do good to those who persecute you”?
Yes. Evil must be stopped. Is it not possible to do that through right and peaceful means; without glorying and gloating over the downfall of another human being?
People can and should be held to account, voted out of office, removed from position. But this should be done without petty disrespect and jeering -Or breaking many laws just to uphold one law. Your cause may be right; but your actions are all wrong. Let kindness, nay, let love govern your actions. Only then will you remain untainted enough, undegraded enough to champion what is right.
So, before you forward another ridiculing, stigmatizing, slanted, disrespectful post about your political enemy; question your motives. Sure you are feeling mistreated and abused. Your sense of justice has been severely offended. Are you feeling angry and mean? Out for revenge? Meanness does not fix the problem. It only degrades you. (It also causes me to hide your posts)
Triumph over evil is different than revenge on a person. Or worse, revenge on an innocent person. There are heinous things afoot these days. I cannot even begin to fathom the depth or darkness of the injustice. Choose forgiveness rather than revenge. Forgiveness does not mean acquiescence. Speak out! Use cogent language.
Rise to the occasion rather than lowering yourself to the occasion. Act like humans with a soul – not like mad menial beasts.
Work with all your might to eradicate evil – but remember, two wrongs don’t make a right.