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Wednesday, January 05 2022

Everyone's got one, so here's my opinion.

I am not "The Fringe."

My definition of "The Fringe"- imagine a pair of blue jeans cut off at the bottom, producing a fringy look. The fringe is not the whole garment, only a tiny portion.

They say there are two sides to every story or two sides to every coin. One side is what we call "heads," with the other being "tails." As I walked around throughout Christmas this year, it hit me deep inside that those I am around are kind, they smile when spoken to, and have, for the most part loving attitudes. I am blessed. But they are definitely "heads." And I know and believe that there are more of us in this great nation of ours than The Fringe of society that seems to voice opinions in very outspoken, sometimes belligerent manners, many times with destructive outcomes.

I was moved to tears by those standing on the streets with signs asking for help as I reached into my wallet. While driving away, I always asked God to lift them from their circumstance without judgment. But, then, there is the side which is called "tails." I fondly call this side The Fringe. I am aghast at The Fringe of America, continually criticizing and belittling many who need a loving heart. But, to ignore one's brother on the streets of America in any city is "tails." And a side note: Violence and destruction, from The Fringe, have no place in a civilized society.

In closing, as we, together, embark upon 2022, I hope that the light of the Holy Spirit will show you which side of the coin you are on, whether you project "heads" or "tails." There is a moral right or wrong, good (which can be very good) or bad (which can be very bad, bordering on the demonic). My question for you: Are you Heads or Tails?

We all will answer for what we do while on this earth, whether we want to believe it or not. But, for me—I am not—The Fringe, although I love my jeans with a fringe!

Rev. Molly

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