My tolerance for watching newscasts has just about disappeared. It seems that every media interaction operates by the following rules:
- If someone is being interviewed, they dodge questions and spin the truth, while
- The person doing the interview relentlessly accuses the person of wrongdoing,
There is very little trust left for anyone who has a public position of authority. It’s as if there is a public mandate to look for mistakes, assign blame, and fire the guilty. Whatever happened to respecting others when having candid public dialogue on important issues?
Jesus says “But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matthew 12:36-37)
Let’s be careful. Our words are being measured too.
Thanks for listening.