Friends, Brothers and Sisters,
I hope I don't come off as preacy, nor do I want to sound sentimental. But for quite some time now something has been bothering me about this forum and I wanted to share my thoughts with all y'all.
During the course of discussion, regardless of the topic, I notice that the tone we take with one another is often snarky or just plain mean. I notice this because I'm usually one of the one's responsible. And so I want to offer a heart-felt apology to any and everyone I have scandalized. There is no excuse for it for the God I proclain I love and worship asks us to love one another and to overlook each others' offense. I hope you can forgive me.
My humble request is for everyone to please try to be more kind and gentle with each other. I realize that sometimes strong words and assertiveness are needed, but surely we can all find ways to be forgiving and humble with one another.
I also realize that some of the snark and jerkiness are just par for the course on internet fora; one should realize that a thick skin is always appreaciated and helpful. Still, we are followers of Lord Jesus Christ.