Respecting One Another

The weekly Five Minute Friday word prompt for this week is “respect.”


Yes I immediately started belting this song out when I heard the word prompt.

Respect is something we all can use especially right now. We need to learn to respect each other even when we disagree. It would be a pretty boring world if we all looked, acted and believed the same thing.

I know not everyone agrees with me. In reading the scientists and listening to epidemiologists, I believe wearing a mask protects my neighbors especially those less vulnerable than me. Yet I respect that not everyone agrees with me.

I fail at this often, but I want to be better at respecting all Gods people. I want to be respectful in this world but I also want to listen and learn from those that are different than me: the ones who haven’t always been shown the respect they deserve.


7 thoughts on “Respecting One Another

  1. As 1 Corinthians 12:14 reminds us, “For the body is not one member, but many.” We need people with differing views from ours to help us and perfect us. We need each other, and those different jobs come with experiences and different points of views. God help us to remain functioning as one body.

  2. Oh, Aretha Franklin. The queen.

    Learning from people whose voices have often been silenced has become very important to me this summer. Reading “Just Mercy” was so eye-opening.

  3. Well, up to a point, that point being, as example, Dr. Peter Singer of Princeton University.

    This monster thinks that it’s fine to kill infants if the parents don’t want to be parents, and to kill the old for their lack of utility. I can never respect him, nor any of his ilk.

    At bioethics I’m beginner,
    and tend to follow what I’m told,
    but I loathe you, Peter Singer,
    who’d kill infants and the old.
    I cannot quite genuflect
    to learning, though it be so high
    of one who would a child neglect
    and leave it on a shelf to die.
    So take the academic theory
    of your ‘bright’ society,
    for I know that it is merely
    a tool to cull such fools as me
    who’re not by letters overawed,
    and know that life’s a gift from God.

    The reference to ‘brights’ is my knock against the Brights Movement, which hews to philosophical naturalism and echews religion. Thy’re a bunch of arrogant, self-satisfied (hence the name) jerks.

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