“Come let us reason together” those words were used by President Lyndon Johnson when trying to get opposing groups together. Those words ring so true in today’s world. Today we have Democrats versus Republicans, sports teams versus sports teams, partners versus partners, wives versus husbands, protesters versus police, petitioners versus governments, religious beliefs versus religious beliefs, maybe it is time we all come and reason together. Maybe it is time people put their egos in check and find solutions. Maybe it is time we quit following the ways of the world and instead we follow the ways of our Lord.
Often the best solutions come when members try to resolve problems first by talking. Of course for some people that would mean swallowing their pride and admitting they were part of the issue. That is not always easy, usually the person who refuses to meet or who refuses to discuss or who refuses to compromise or who refuses to find a solution is the person with the issue. These people will accuse people of not communicating, they will talk other people into how bad a person may be, they will get others to accuse that person of drama. In essence they will hide behind their own little clique, they will refuse to talk because they fear that person. What will they do when they meet God on judgment day? They might want to talk now so they do not have witnesses against them then! This is the way of the world the way of the evil one.
How did Jesus teach that we should resolve our differences with our brethren? You are to go to the persons who have offended you and talk to them privately and resolve your dispute (Matthew 18:15). Let’s ask did you keep the matter private? Did you go to others who offended you? No, you didn’t. You selfishly chose to spread your complaints and opinions to others to gather their attention and sympathy to your own hurt feelings.
Where in the Bible does Jesus tell his followers to judge, criticize, or condemn someone else? You can’t tell me, because it doesn’t say it! However, Jesus did tell us to love and forgive our brethren, to submit, to prefer, to encourage, to dwell together in love and peace, not to bad-mouth one another, and on and on! (John 13:34, Ephesians 4:29-32, 5:21, Romans 12:10, Hebrews 10:25, Ephesians 4:1-3, Titus 3:2). Isn’t this what we all should be doing in life and in our racing community? shouldn’t we all be talking and seeking solutions?
We need to keep in mind we are all human and we all make mistakes. None of us are perfect, to think we are is narcissism. Mistakes are made because of ignorance, because of lack of training, because of miscommunications. Come let us reason together to overcome the ignorance, the lack of training, and the miscommunication.