If only…….

 

If only we were kinder to each other.

 

If only we didn’t write things we weren’t willing to say face to face.

 

If only we cared about someone else more than we cared about ourselves.

 

If only we worked to make the world a better place, even for one person.

 

If only we, all of us, did that for one person.   Just one. Or two or three……

 

If only we realized that everyone else has struggles too – and were a little nicer to them as they carry their silent load.

 

If only church was more about Jesus and less about us.

 

If only white people would be more concerned about the way our black brothers and sisters are treated.

 

If only we would stop generalizations.  Of police.   Of black young men.

 

If only black teenage boys could wear hoodies with the hood up in winter.   Dang, it’s cold outside.

 

If only Jesus would be the center of our world.

 

If only Jesus would be the center of our churches.

 

If only Jesus would be the center of our families.

 

If only Jesus would be the center of it all.

 

Isn’t He?  Why not?

 

TJV