I noticed some people being judgmental on Facebook yesterday. So I took some screenshots.
The background story is, Mr. Romantic (represented with the color blue) split up with his wife about a year ago. Almost immediately, he began his relationship with a new flame (in the black boxes).
Blue has been a leader in several churches the last few years, and many (most?) of his Facebook friends know both he and his ex-wife in real life. That’s why it was a liiiiiittle surprising to see that Black posted THIS publicly:
I’m not sure what my readers are thinking after reading that.
Is it along the lines of “That is so awesome” and “Love this” ???
That’s what the judgmental people said on Facebook.
Apparently they’ve judged there isn’t anything harmful about ragging on “the ex” with a self-promotional rant.
They’ve judged, simply, that two individuals are so deeply and thoroughly in love they can’t help but make declarations like this one (over and over and over).
Perhaps it’s obvious to them that his new leading lady WILL do a much better job loving Mr. Romantic than old Whats-Her-Name was doing twelve months ago.
Yes–and it wouldn’t be a bunch of Christians judging each other without the obligatory announcement that ALL of this was God’s plan from the beginning.
The first marriage.
The mean-spirited Facebook post horribly lacking in self-awareness.
God ordained all of it! Probably.
It’s wonderful and beautiful the way our Lord pulls apart two people who were wrong for each other, in order to bring together the next Power Couple.
Dear reader, what is your response to that?
(I’m going to guess it’s “Awesome.”)
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Surely there’s no reason anyone should write a sarcastic blog post calling them out–as well as calling out all of their cheerleaders?
No good could come from that…
The best response should be praise. OR, if you can’t support their destructive decisions, the next best response is silence.
Yes–if we can’t say something nice, then we shouldn’t say anything at all.
Because the Power Couple isn’t hurting anybody. They’re not using eachother and damaging the credibility of church leadership and setting themselves up as examples of love, which they absolutely do not understand!
So just leave them alone.
Judge them positively, or don’t judge them at all.
In fact, judge anyone who dares suggest this relationship isn’t awesome, beautiful, and God-Ordained.