Even if you’ve never thrown a tantrum in public, haven’t there been times when you just wanted to say what you felt—never mind the consequences—or have someone immediately understand your point of view?
These days I don’t often feel the need to give strangers a piece of my mind. Usually I can see that it’s not likely to solve much. But there are other times—when a friend makes an inappropriate joke, or I see a stray soda bottle on the sidewalk—when doing nothing becomes too easy.
Which can also be a problem, can’t it? God calls us to be patient and considerate in our interactions with one another. God implores us not to hold back our voices for times when it’s convenient or when we’re comfortable. We’re called to act on our faith now, with love and compassion.
This message is an excerpt of “Using my voice” by Sarah Carson in the July/August 2019 issue of Gather magazine.
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