Throughout time people have had differing opinions. The differences may be small at first, but, if we let them, they can grow. Our disagreements can also grow if we become focused on our opinions without taking time to understand others. We may find ourselves in the middle of a battle of opinions, but we can be a voice of reason with the help of God's wisdom!
God teaches us and provides wisdom in our lives. God also calls us to be compassionate and to love our neighbors. We are called to listen and to understand, not simply argue opinions. We do not have to give in to every whim of society, but we do need to understand in order to respond in ways that will be heard and allow God's glory to be seen by those around us. With God's wisdom, we can listen and respond appropriately. We can understand and we can help others understand!
Move on from opinions to God's wisdom and true understanding!
Thank You for the wisdom and understanding that You provide. Help me to listen and understand so that I can respond to others in the proper ways. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.