Freedom of screech?

We have the freedom of speech, not the freedom of screech. Stop the angry words. Just because you’re being provoked to anger, you don’t have to give in to it.

Be insighted to compassion from within, not incited to hate from without. Insulting people isn’t the freedom of speech. It’s bondage to hatred. Try not to be someone who provokes and stokes anger.

The freedom of speech isn’t a license for unbridled unkindness. No one has the right to incite violence. Freedom of expression that intentionally provokes aggression, frequently leads to retaliation.

Anybody can incite anger. Be a hero who incites kindness and delight. Leaders who incite anger are dangerous to follow! To respond to provocation, like a puppet on a string, is to give up self-control. When you let people provoke you, they revoke your freedom of choice.

Disagreement doesn’t cause conflict. Unkindness does! A mouth full of insults, results in pain and anger whenever it speaks. It’s wearisome to continually hear insults, anger, unproven accusations, and deception. Christianity that incites unkindness is counterfeit.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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