some social media trends/posts turn us all into Mafia-like mob bosses, ordering "hits" out to "kill" someone/something we don't like...
but it a business that treated us a certain way or a person who cut us off in traffic.
- "No one shop there!"
- "If you see this person, give them a cold shoulder!"
- "Everyone go write a bad review online!"
Strangely, we don't treat this as a rare response but as our first response.
And our response is often as ugly (if not uglier) than what we end up rallying against.
“You’re familiar with the command to the ancients, ‘Do not murder.’ I’m telling you that anyone who is so much as angry with a brother or sister is guilty of murder. Carelessly call a brother ‘idiot!’ and you just might find yourself hauled into court. Thoughtlessly yell ‘stupid!’ at a sister and you are on the brink of hellfire. The simple moral fact is that words kill. (Matthew 5:21-22)