No H8

I have conflicted feelings regarding the recent passing of Pastor Fred Phelps. Part of me feels the temptation to say something that I would later find distasteful or insensitive. So, as my guide in addressing the news, I have merely to ask myself “What is the best thing I can do for this world?”

The answer – Not a word of hate nor disrespect. Not a word of condescension nor merriment. Not another word of negativity to be uttered in a world filled with enough already.

I choose to respect those that were unwavering in their convictions. I choose to show compassion to those who lost a loved one. I choose to offer kindness in the face of grief. I choose to show humility as one that is far from perfect himself.

But today, I choose love.