Over the past few days since I started this blog, I’ve been doing a lot of blog-searching. Reading, posting comments, and reflecting on the plights of others has given me a lot of different perspectives into what matters most to different people. This is the first time that I’ll reference another blog, but it certainly will not be the last.
I’ve been reading http://www.piercedhands.com/ for awhile now. The author, Ms. Hunter-Kilmer, is a very passionate Catholic who speaks to people, young and old, about the blessings of the Church. Her most recent post, entitled An Open Letter to Everyone Who Disagrees With Me, is a piece that I wanted to share and comment on.
First of all, I’ll back the train up and say that this isn’t going to be a blog focused on religion. It will, however, focus on inspiration, which is precisely what I consider this article to be. Second, if you haven’t read her post, go read it, then come back.
I don’t always agree with the views of Ms. Hunter-Kilmer (with the biggest being about Notre Dame football), but come on, finding two people with 100% identical views on everything is as difficult as finding the cure for cancer. But here is someone who is doing her best to spread love and understanding to the world. She helps to promote true dialogue, and even if she disagrees with your point of view, she is understanding enough to accept and respect the other side. I feel like you don’t see a lot of that in the world. Just look at our political scene. You’re either right or wrong. You get the thunderous applause or the sarcastic eye roll, but nothing in-between. There’s nothing wrong with debate, as long as it’s kept respectful and in good tones. Debate can be the way to find compromise.
Meg, believe it or not, I’ve known you since high school, and have been following your blog for awhile now. Do not hate yourself. Regardless of how you come across, you are trying to bring joy to the lives of others, which is one of the most admirable and selfless qualities that a person can have. You are one person, doing the best that they can to make the world a better place. Thank you.