Returning You To The Regularly Scheduled Negative Rants On FB

MR900434411This was on Facebook from someone I am acquainted with and it came late in the day of the Fourth.  In the morning we saw celebratory posts, then we saw the America bad posts.  I believe with all my heart that we should speak change into existence, and there are those who feel a great sense of authority, with that authority they speak, but there are times when some of what is said, all in love of course, really hides a bit of bitterness or resentment or superiority:

I love _______________________,” and yet now I have a different view on this topic as I’ve grown and the country shifts. *Colonialism *Environmentalism *Native Americans *and more!

I didn’t mention this person, because I do know them personally, but I did post a blanketed rant about this subject on my Wall:

This 4th in the morning we saw celebratory posts, now we are seeing the America bad posts……if we want change we must become the change and that means, IMHO, that we begin by living out the change. Speak words of faith, hope and love…no one really wants to know how you believe we are evil or such and such is corrupt, or how we as a nation are going to h*ll in a handbasket…if you really are someone who wants to heal than do your work…but keep your negative thoughts to yourself..they don’t help.

Because it wasn’t just this person but many others who feel they have a sense of authority and therefore can speak in that authority.  All right those of you in authority, or presumed, or self approved authority; there is a great responsibility that goes with this authority so don’t, and here I am also speaking to myself as well, because Lord knows I can fire off opinions no one wants to hear, and I can say something I JUST know are gems but truly are so negative they should have stayed in my head, speak in the truth of love not just WHAT you think is Love!  So we should speak things into existence and to do that correctly we should never speak them with words of negativity.  As the Bible teaches:

2 Corinthians 4:13 Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak.

Is a spiritual director working helping moms find God in the everyday. She has been a spiritual director since 1998: worked as a Director of Religious Education for Holy Cross Parish(2000-2005), was Director of Project Rachel, a healing ministry for Post Abortive women(1999-2000). Patty worked a social worker for Catholic Social Services (1988 - 1995) Then studied for spiritual direction at the Dominican Center of Religious Studies, DeWitt Michigan

She is married 20 years and has four children

She has a BS/BA in social work from Aquinas College, CSD Certified Spiritual Director

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