I have opinions, do you?
I have strong opinions … meaningful opinions … meaningless opinions … and gentle opinions.
I have opinions about food … about colors … about weather … about books … and about people.
I have opinions about politics … and about morals … and about raising children.
I have opinions about marriage … and about worship … and about the treatment of immigrants.
I have opinions.
However, I have come to realize that my opinion is not necessarily my advice. If my opinion is birthed out of wisdom and my Christian faith … then it would indeed be my advice.
Other times my opinions are birthed out of individual preference, likes and dislikes and my particular perspective; it is in these situations that my opinions are NOT my advice. They are simply … my opinions.
Have I lost you yet?! Let me explain …
I like blue better than green … but I don’t expect you to like the same color that I do. Blue is my opinion not my advice.
I would rather read a book than go to the movies … but I don’t expect you to stop going to the movies just because I would rather glue my eyes and brain to a great read. Go to the movies! Have a blast! Enjoy every minute and eat some popcorn while you are at it! Me?! I’ll be at home with a cup of coffee, a warm blanket and a great book. It’s my opinion … not my advice.
I like warm weather better than cold but if you want to go snow skiing?! “Break a leg!” (Not literally of course.) You will find me on a beach, in the sunshine with a book in my hand.
Then, there are the times when my opinion might seem to border on advice.However, I hope that I am an understanding enough human being to allow you your opinion concerning these murky issues.
To be continued...
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