Okay, I have to talk about what happened this weekend!
Millions of women came together and marched in the name of equality and justice on Saturday. The pictures of these marches are moving. Whether or not you are in a position of support of these events, it is hard to ignore the size of the crowds and the involvement of friends.
But the thing I want to talk about is the verbal attacks happening on social media following Saturday's events. I am reading things that are hate-filled from all sides of this topic:
My friends, let's have grace for one another!
You might not know the reason why your friend felt compelled to march this weekend. You might not know what's hidden beneath her Facebook post, or #womensmarch tweet. You also might not know why your friend is so uncomfortable with the whole idea.
My point is, I feel that it is so important to seek to understand each other before assuming we know what someone believes or feels. Personally, there are some topics where I have come to a decision or a stance that I believe is right, but other topics I am just on a journey of asking questions. Let's figure out where our friends are on their own journey and have conversations where we build each other up rather than tear each other down.