By Kenneth Justice
~ Yesterday I wrote about a friend of mine who was kicked out of his church, “You’re in sin!!!” the leaders at his church pronounced, even though there never was a trial, a meeting, or anything…..just a series of a emails that transpired between my friend and the leaders.
I really appreciate all of the comments yesterday and so did my friend (the dude kicked out of church),
“Kenneth, reading your comments yesterday I noticed that some people seemed to believe it impossible for one person to accurately represent the entirety of an account” my friend told me over text message yesterday. He said this because a number of the comments suggested I was only giving ‘one side of the story’ (my friend’s side) and that there are always ‘two sides to every story’.
“Publish the emails Kenneth!” said my friend
You see, my friend actually forwarded me ALL of the emails that were written between him and his church leaders, so before I wrote the article I had the opportunity to see both sides to the story…..but I didn’t want to publish the emails because at this point I would prefer to remain out-of-the-picture; I don’t need the headache of these church leaders calling me up and screaming at me and accusing me of bad mouthing their church (not that I’ve never been cussed out by a pastor before; been there done that so to speak).
All this brings me back to the point that my friend made; is it possible for one person to entirely and accurately represent the truth of a particular event or situation? Is it possible to get the REAL jist of a story without hearing from both sides of the situation?
In the NEWS media for the past two weeks the country of Israel is being more or less lambasted by nearly everyone; Israel is being portrayed as a hostile warring country bent on preying upon the ‘innocent’ Palestinians.
BUT….are we really being given both sides to the story? Should we really be passing judgment upon Israel without giving ear to their side to the story?
Just a few thoughts as I sipped my coffee this morning,
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