Sunday Reflection – Bonus Edition

Everyone has their own views and opinions. I know I do. Understanding those differences comes from having conversations and establishing dialogue. In every family, there will be disagreements even among people who you love. I am a very black or white sort of person.

I do know I need to be more grayscale because that is where others are. You can appreciate others in the gray but it’s harder when it’s an either-or situation. Everything from politics to religion to sports to science fiction is deeply personal and moderating that passion can be good for everyone.

I need to work on this stuff. Life could be better if I do. Work requires being uncomfortable and a little conflict. Let’s see what happens.

This is something I must remember and strive for. It won’t be easy.

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding heart, idealist, and blogger. I'm married to Laura the Soup Diva and a dog dad to Mikey and Cody. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious, and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

5 thoughts on “Sunday Reflection – Bonus Edition”

  1. I know Tony. I’m with you on this one. I live surrounded by people with strong opinions and guns. It gets a little scary sometimes. I have to remind myself “we are one” even when it doesn’t seem like it. Hang in there friend.

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  2. It’s tough to accept some views. I would never bother to argue about sport, as it’s just opinion. Politics I find slightly harder not to argue about. Moral values? That’s when it gets tricky. I do have lines I don’t like to see crossed. The question then, is do I have the right to impose them on other people?

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  3. I’m with you, friend. I am very black and white and have a hard time seeing the gray scales. But I try hard to remember that the same way my views are right for me, others’ are for them, and mine are wrong from where they are standing. And that, as long as they’re not harming others, it’s none of my business what they do or believe. Not an easy pill to swallow, but swallow it we must.


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