The only way this cycle gets broken is through seeing the humanity in each other and bridging the distance. As Pastor David Anderson says, "Distance demonizes."
In that spirit, I am inviting those of you who feel unwelcome and tattered to come sit by me. Whether in a virtual or literal sense, sit by me and share your life in a safe space.
If you're a ME TOO person instead of a NOT ME, sit by me.
If you're for fixing instead of breaking, sit by me.
If you're for friending instead of unfriending, sit by me.
If you're for solving instead of whining, sit by me.
If you're for learning instead of stagnation, sit by me.
If you're for singing instead of insulting, sit by me.
If you're for understanding instead of proving, sit by me.
If you're willing to let love outshout your fear, sit by me.
If you're committed to aggressive acts of forgiveness, sit by me.
If you want someone to remind you Whose you are, sit by me.
If you want someone to listen and you're willing to listen too, sit by me.
I am FOR vulnerability and mercy and safe grieving and wiping tears and cheering and championing and holding sacred space and hugging and hand holding and steadfast hope.
I stand AGAINST whining and shoulding and name calling and attacking and truth twisting and Chicklen-littling and fear panicking.
Can you say, "Me too!" with confidence and compassion? Then I have an open seat beside me, and you're invited to sit a spell.