Walking on Eggshells


Walking on Eggshells

When I was young we lived on a farm with chickens and farm animals all over the place. When you went into the chicken coup early in the morning you had to be careful where you stepped. No telling what you encountered in the darkness of the coup. There were feathers, chicken feed, lots of chicken s*it. Usually the chickens were outside pecking around with the rooster chasing the young hens. We learned never to walk in the house with those same shoes on either.

When I got older I worked with my brothers in a poultry place where we fed the baby chicks, and sorted the older ones that were going to market. We had to be careful or we might step on a baby chick who was at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Much later in life I had the opportunity to take my grandkids to the local county fair. One of the favorites was the chicken barn and the livestock barn with lots to see and do, but again be careful where you stepped. One season they were giving away baby chicks to the kids to take home and raise them. Not a good idea if you live in the city or in an apartment. The chicks were in a pen like a wading pool. On the table next to the chicks was a stack of McDonalds Chicken Nugget boxes (they had holes so the chicks could breathe). My grandkids wanted a baby chick until I told them where Chicken Nuggets came from.

Politics can be like walking on eggshells. You can’t say anything about this candidate or that candidate without offending someone or being offended. I have family and friends who are political opposites of my stated political views. We agree to disagree and rarely talk politics at social gatherings. Once in a while someone will tend to be a bit smart-alecky and throw something out there to embarrass you or make fun of your political candidate. At those times it’s not nice to retaliate in kind, “but sometimes Alice…..pow right in the kisser” an old Jackie Gleason saying says it all.

We are what, 47 days away from the election on November 3rd and it’s time to take the kid gloves off and step up like a man or a woman (your preference) and say enough is enough.  Stop trashing the candidate you don’t like because of a manufactured disliking or hatred for him or her. Try judging their character. Use the same standard you want others to use on you.

The bible says in Matthew 7: 1-5 NIV

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

Should you not spend your time praying for each candidate that God would open the door for the right one and shut the door for the wrong one? We should desire our governing leaders to be successful, that our nation and its people will be successful.  Otherwise we make ourselves a laughing stock among the nations of the world, not by what our leaders do, but what they fail to do or fail to say in unity.

Stop dividing your brothers and sisters by the color of their skin, or their ethnic background. We have all been created equal by the same God who will one day soon judge each of us by our actions, deeds and words.

Proverbs 18:21 – Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

I CHALLENGE YOU from now until Election Day search out one new fact daily about both candidates (Biden & Trump) for the office of the presidency. Be careful not to fall for hearsay, gossip or blatantly false accusations. Site facts and use credible sources. Be prepared to defend you posts.

Be respectful in your answers. Obscene, vulgar and hateful comments will be removed as will your ability to comment further.

(Former VP Joe Biden is from Delaware – official biography)

(President Donald Trump is from New York – official biography)

No more walking on eggshells! – I am the Real Truckmaster!



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