Presumption

September 25, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

 

     I’m sitting on the plane in Chicago tonight looking out the window at the rain coming down waiting to take off thinking about human nature’s tendency to crucify others for things we don’t even know are true. 

     The power to play judge and jury comes easy to us.  The ability to proclaim judgement before hearing the whole story is common today.  It’s the world we live in and is quickly becoming a dangerous place to function without having to live in fear that even the slightest joke or look may be taken in a way far from what was intended.

     Even worse, there are those who use this tendency to harm others in the name of a good cause just to gain power and influence.   To that extent, true evil resides. 

     It’s never easy when we hear an accusation because we fear the, 'What if I'm wrong?' factor when presuming innocence.  I know, trust me, when I say that people believe the worst out of what appears to be good intentions only to destroy others in the process.

     I firmly believe one must experience this first hand before they can truly understand the danger of assuming guilt and the potential for life-changing damage. 

     We’re faced with this scenario today in the choice of who will serve in the vacant seat of our Supreme Court and it’s as nasty of a battle as we’ve ever seen in our country. 

      I will be the first to say every true victim of an assualt needs to be heard and loved.  I would also be the first to defend one who I believe may be falsely accused.   

     At the end of the day, we need discernment, facts, and a willingness to listen with open minds without preconceived conclusions; due process. That is hard to find anywhere in our world.  But, it’s what our forefathers envisioned and what I believe we need to keep fighting for.  As they say, 'Justice is Blind'.

      However this current crisis turns out, I will keep praying that God protect us from ourselves and that he raise up leaders with integrity, moral strength, and humility.  Only then will we heal as a country

 

Love always friend,

 

Brad


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