With the explosion of the internet, the instantaneous proliferation of the news and ability to put our thoughts and opinions into the world, we have lost the perspective of thoughtful deliberation. When an event hits the airways, the responses come within minutes. Tweets, Facebook comments and even network news interruptions begin immediately with unfounded allegations, ill-conceived opinions and inflammatory remarks from all sides.

Why do well-meaning Christians enter the fray before prayer, meditation and the seeking of the Lord’s will? We are supposed to be followers of Christ, the salt of the earth, the voice of reason and purveyors of truth. We need to back away from the heated rhetoric of the world and be the very image of love that Jesus was, always tolerant, always forgiving and always ready to return good for evil.

Titus 2:11-14: For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope–the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.