Don't feel like you have to defend your personal beliefs to any of us. We all view things from our own personal perspective and experiences and that's okay. Maybe by sharing we can all grow together to be the body of Christ using our unique gifts to help and encourage.Mark wrote:
I don't know why, but while I didn't expect full agreement, I also didn't anticipate having to explain or defend this stuff quite so much and thought a few people would also chime in that don't appear to be coming around anymore.
Sorry to bring my bad vibes in here.
However, I can relate to what you've said. Whenever I post how I'm learning to live life positively, I expect a backlash and I almost always get one. I understand that online communication is difficult and, even though I think I've made myself clear, it's obvious people don't always understand what I'm saying and read into it things I never said but that's just the nature of forums and online groups. Fortunately, I'm learning to not allow it to affect me and just move on. At one time, I would have dropped out hurt and that's never the answer. We have some people who come on here and just read but never post and what you've shared can be an encouragement to them even if they don't say anything so don't stop sharing from your heart. We need you here.
I totally agree which is why I try to stay in the middle of the road but things have shifted so far left in my country that it's hard sometimes to figure out where the actual middle is which is why as believers I believe that we need to unite our hearts together even when we disagree on the issues.Jac wrote:I just see extremism on both sides of the fence as unproductive.
Eagle77, I appreciate you sharing from your perspective. I'm sorry to hear that you're not doing well physically. Please keep us posted. If there's anything we can do to encourage you, please let us. I hope you'll feel better soon.