Maybe my previous post deserves an explanation.
At times I need to draw some boundary lines around what I’m listening to.
I learned this lesson the hard way.
CASE in POINT: I’m a pretty good listener, at least that’s what people tell me. But several years ago I overdid it. I was doing a lot of listening and for a long time, and to a person with a lot of anger. Now, the anger wasn’t toward me, but over time, and without my realizing it, all that listening took its toll.
I lost my resilience.
Like an acoustical panel that’s been bombarded with too many sound waves, I ran out of the ability to absorb ANY MORE anger.
FAST FORWARD to the PRESENT. I’ve got some pretty heavy stuff going on in my head. CLL. Chemo. Stem cell transplants. (I’m not competing for 1st place, but just to set the stage here.)
With all this going on, I find FB too much at times, the TONE of some of the political postings more than I can stand. More rancor than I can swallow at the moment.
So feel free, my FB friends, to express yourselves, but excuse me if I hide you from my news feed for a while because a lot of what you are posting just isn’t edifying.
Be careful, little ears, what you hear. I take that seriously.
“Reckless words pierce like a sword,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” – Proverbs 12:18