Live…and let live

Hhhhmmmmm…

Fascinating, a statement, isn’t it?

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I wonder what people mean by it

It’s like everyone has their own way of saying it and living it

And it gets trickier, there’s a diversity of living beings in the world…with all our strengths, weaknesses, behaviors, beliefs, family backgrounds, friends, aspirations

That’s where this statement gets tested best…under all the pressures that surround us

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Can you ably sit down with a person, whose political views and beliefs strongly differ from yours?

Can you ably have a good conversation with somebody that practices and subscribes to a different religion than the one you do?

Can you ably sit down with a very proud person to share in some chit-chat about change?

Or even, can you ably sit next to someone that doesn’t subscribe to your sexual preferences and sexuality….all of those, without having to throw stones at them?

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1 Thessalonians 5:15 says,

“Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other for everyone else”.

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And then, there’s an all-timer…the greatest commandment… LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR, AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF (I hope I haven’t added on anything that wasn’t part of the original writing…hihi)

 

So, how do you live and let live?

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36 thoughts on “Live…and let live!

  1. I am finding it hard to keep my mouth shut when I see my daughter make the same mistakes I made. I know she has to learn on her own but it’s so hard to let her live her own life her way.

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  2. I have a lot of trouble when others are trying to push their beliefs on me. I’m a Christian, a Baptist if a denomination factors in, and I don’t try to convert anyone because I think everyone is able to make up their own mind. I have friends of all different cultural and religious beliefs and as long as none of these subjects are broached, we all get along perfectly. Everyone should live and let live.

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