Last week, I submitted approximately 1400 words for The Free Lance-Star, and 1700 words for CWI, in review of a wonderful book by noted Christian author Richard Williams entitled “Stonewall Jackson: The Black Man’s Friend.” No surprise, within 24 hours from the day after it went to press, our “resident cynic” posted approximately 1400 words of his own (in addition to the several thousand more over the past few months), tearing it to pieces.
To his credit, he is a good wordsmith, but I only wish that this individual spent half as much time in the pursuit of positive narrative, as he does in spouting negative criticisms.
It is actually quite depressing when you think about it... to be so empty inside, and so void of faith, that you spend all of your free-time trolling the Internet, looking for things to criticize... to spend a day as special and as Holy as Christmas Eve, formulating a lengthy dissertation solely meant to insult and discredit someone... and to be so cynical about something that you don't understand, that you obsess about it over-and-over.
I should not even be posting this response today, but I signed on to email a few Christmas wishes to some far-away friends, and was directed to our cynic’s post by an associate. So without further ado, please join me in petitioning for some spiritual guidance for our friend. He obviously has some deep-rooted issues when it comes to religious-related topics, and could probably use some divine wisdom from above.
So, instead of getting drawn into an unnecessary "war of words", let's practice what we preach, and show him a little grace and humility of our own. After all, we all could use a helping (and praying) hand from time to time. Isn't that what the spirit of this holiday season is all about? I like to think so. Have a blessed day Kevin; we’re ALL praying for you brother.