Tis the season for tickling ears. No, it’s not ear-muffs. It’s a season that lasts about 16 months. Politics. We get to hear the opinions, plans, promises, and debates of several people in our country in order to make our own choice of who would be the best one to represent our nation as leader. It is a great responsibility and should be treated with great respect. Respect doesn’t come naturally to great politicians because they usually are spread thin with all their promises they don’t have any morals or respect left to give the office. Why can’t folks just tell their version of the truth so we know exactly what to believe and expect.
This belief of saying what folks want to hear became evident at the first Democratic debate (sorry dems). When the question was asked, “Do black lives matter or do all lives matter”, these “white” people proclaimed, “black lives matter”. They got the cheers and applause they were looking for, but really? They don’t even matter? What’s so hard about saying we ALL matter? People die every day, by accident or intentional. They matter. This tickling ear politics is fake. Would any one of those politicians give their lives up for a black person? For ANY person? Call it what it is. Death by any means is a tragedy and every life is precious and should be treated with respect, but that’s not the world we are living in. “For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear” (2 Timothy 4:3).
Speak the truth always and let’s start a community with honest friendship and protection, the way it is meant to be. Yet, learn to decipher what the world is saying.