A Safe Place   1 comment


safeplaceOne of the most difficult things to create in today’s world is a safe place for people.  This would be a place where people feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment or attack.  This would be a place where acceptance of the individual would be paramount in spite of disagreements of philosophies and opinions.  This would be a place where discussion and learning could take place without devaluing the person.  This place seems so opposite of the polarizing nature of the world around us.

The world around us is convinced that sides must be taken and labels must be applied to everyone in every situation.  There is very little space for any moderate approach to life.  Everyone is forced into one camp or the opposite camp and with those camps come all the assumptions and stereotypes.  This approach creates a world where conflicts are the norm and judgments of others is the rule.  You are either Republican or Democrat.  You are either liberal or conservative.  You are either pro-life or pro-choice.  You are either anti-gun or pro-gun.  You are either anti-gay or pro-gay.  The either/or dynamic is the only option provided in society.

What if there was a place where labels did not matter?  What if there was a place where differing views could calmly co-exist?  What if there was a place where there was neither liberal or conservative?  What if there was a place where there was neither pro- or anti-?  What if there was a place where there is neither Greek or Jew?  What if there was a place where there was neither slave or free?  What if there was a place where there was neither man or woman?  What if there was a place where difference in people’s views or opinions did not separate them as a people?  Wait a minute……. sounds like what the Church was intended to be.

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  1. Nice job on this one. Thanks for writing it.

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