In the words of Dennis Miller, “I don’t want to go off on a rant here, but …”
Mean people suck and let me tell you why. Arrogance. The meanest people are the ones that proclaim to be nice and actually believe that they are. They are the people that believe that they have a right to speak into your life because they are so arrogant that they believe their perception of your reality is correct. They believe that they and they alone hold a truth you lack and therefore it is their responsibility to inform you of this so-called relevancy. They are the ones who drip outwardly with sweet verbal expressions but whose words are inwardly laced with condemnation, judgment, arrogance, contempt and elitism; all masked by a misguided appropriation of a Divine agenda they swear to possess but have not a clue. They have taken the Word of God and mixed it with their own ideas of God, thereby distorting the very truth from within. These people attack those that do not live according to their standards. They stand with hate signs while proclaiming love and I ask you, could there by more irony than this? Muslim terrorists blow people up in the name of God. Radical Christians tear people down in the name of God. Both proclaim to possess God’s agenda and both are sorely mistaken. God’s agenda is love. It has always been love. From Genesis to Revelations it speaks of love. Love one another, for if you do it will be impossible for you to be mean. That doesn’t mean you’ll never error, explode in anger or say something hurtful by mistake… but it means that even your mistakes will be made from a heart that was simply trying to love and not to attack, blow up or tear down. Mean-spirited people are not the hostile ones you see throwing their hands in the air or venting frustration… those are just frustrated folks. Mean-spirited people are the ones that live under the pretense of spirituality and purity and yet their hearts are filled with arrogance. Arrogance…the root of all evil. Arrogance…the root of a mean-spirit. Arrogance…the cause of destruction. Arrogance…distorter of the truth. Arrogance…deliverer of death.
God loves all of us equally. There are no levels of His love. Most importantly, He loves us because of who He is, not because of anything we do, did or didn’t do.
So, to all of the mean people….stop sucking...shut the hell up…and let’s just all enjoy this wonderful gift of life we’ve been given. ~