I have an opinion, but I didn’t share it often because I love you too much. Instead of holding opinions sacred, I hold people lovingly.  My opinion means nothing to me compared to how much I care about you.  If you want to know what I think then please ask and I will share, preferably in person (or maybe on this blog). The reality is that you are more important to me than our differences of opinion in music, movies, politicians, drug use, economic stimulus, pay rates, taxation (frankly anything political), car brands, television shows, cell phone service providers, iPhone vs. Android, Mac vs. Windows, wearing brown with black, wearing navy with black, wearing white after labor day, the correct order to watch Star Wars, if Episode 1 should even be considered a Star Wars movie, if I-5 is faster than I-205, sports teams, comma use, and so on… 34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35, NIV).  This passage is taken in context, it stands alone, there is no understanding you must have of location, language, or people group; it is perfect in its entirety.  Therefore I obey it to the best of my ability today, tomorrow, and for the rest of my life.  I have strong-held beliefs in my life and will hold them close.  One of those beliefs is that loving someone is not accepting everything they do//are, but loving and serving them the very best I can no matter what.  Like opinions I (usually) keep them to myself unless you ask, but if you do ask they are shared in trust and love and not open for debate. One more thing. I was made aware of this article yesterday:  50 GROUPS/INDIVIDUALS JESUS SAYS YOU CAN HATE It’s a perfect, Biblical list, and I agree. So do I have an opinion on which Star Trek movie was best, or what hair length is best for me, or which dessert is better than all the others, and everything else under the sun?  Of course, I do.  But if that opinion will cause you to feel scorned or unvalued and unloved then I will keep it to myself until the time is right for us to discuss it in person, respectfully, so that you know that I love you more than our differing opinions would suggest.  

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