This is an intervention.
If you have clicked this link, you are the very person who needs to shut off your phone, close your laptop, or throw your iPad in the garbage. And pray. And spend time seeking the face of God in his Word.
The last thing you need to be doing right now is trolling the internet for articles and videos that confirm you in whatever preconceived notions you have about flag waving, patriotism, racism, kneeling, the NFL, or whatever.
Stop looking to justify yourself. Stop posting comments. Stop obsessing. Just stop.
Start listening–listening to people in your town. When was the last time you spoke to your neighbors? When was the last time you looked a man of another color in the eye–whether white or black? You will have a hard time doing that through the glass screen on your phone.
There are real issues afoot, but they aren’t on Twitter or Facebook or CBS or FOX. They are in our towns. They are on our streets. They are in our homes. They are in our hearts.
Repentance begins with you–not him, not her. And as you love your neighbor–your actual neighbor, not the ones you play pretend with online–perhaps God will begin to change the course of our deeply broken nation of self-justifying, twitter-fingered, hands-over-ears-yelling-at-the-top-of-our-lungs sinners.
“O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift my face to you, my God, for our iniquities have risen higher than our heads, and our guilt has mounted up to the heavens…” (Ezra 9:6)