There’s a gap between the writer and the reader
The listener and the speaker
The giver and the receiver
There’s a space between the meaning and the words
What’s said and what’s heard
What’s alleged and occurred
Understood and what’s meant
received and what’s sent
The action vs. the intent
Communication can lead to frustration
It’s hard to feel good when you’re misunderstood
Hate that darn, gaping gap
‘tween what’s real and abstract
So what’s the solution?
What can be done?
Should we try or surrender?
Can this battle be won?
It’s a tough transition; an imperfect, uncertain change
To try and speak the same language, be on the same page
But that’s why we’re here, right? That’s part of the test.
Sounds cheesy, I know, but just do your best!
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There’s a gap between the writer and the reader
are children of God, too!
If you don’t believe in/care about God, then telemarketers are people too.
Children of God/people can be annoying and inappropriate.
Children of God/people deserve some level of kindness, respect and decency.
It’s likely that they don’t like their job
JUST as much as you don’t like them calling you!
More to come on this idea.
*Haven’t quite decided yet how I feel about portraying Renaissance artistic nudity in this blog. Ms. Wilkinson’s thoughts are still evolving concerning this matter.
But BACK TO MY ORIGINAL TOPIC (bookending)
To choose one scripture (because there are certainly plenty!) to embody my thoughts on the subject of telemarketers, allow me to borrow from the words of the Savior:
“Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,
you have done it unto me.”
Now good luck disagreeing with THAT!
PS. I am very aware that there are telemarketers who harass, are annoying, and overstep personal/ professional boundaries. I know that fact all too well. Like I said: More to come.
Take all of your wasted honor.
Every little past frustration.
Take all of your so-called problems.
Better put ’em in quotations.
SAY WHAT YOU NEED TO SAY!
I am crying as I type this. I value writing, expression, speech, literacy, validation, and communication more than any physical object that I have ever owned or will ever own. LITERALLY! It is most certainly a sacred gift. Even my beloved lip gloss doesn’t come close to the joy of freedom of speech.
Read more here about how writing is a Christ-figure for Katherine…
Nor does slavery* of any kind need be permanent.
“Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ,
we can proclaim our emancipation from the slavery of trials and sin,
and thus (re)gain the freedom that is rightfully ours.”
Read more here about how I became emancipated from a kind of slavery
through an expression found in a John Mayer song.
1. What things have you enslaved (figuratively or literally)?
2. What ideas, resources, people, awesome blog(s) can be a Christ-figure and help emancipate you (figuratively or literally)?
*Slavery of any and all connotations (but particularly institutionalized racial slavery) is something that makes my heart heavy with pain. Please know that I never intend to be flippant or insensitive concerning these issues (read more here about how racism is absolutely 100% NOT compatible with true Christianity).
Also, I in no way mean to compare myself to Abraham Lincoln or to the Savior. And still I am expecting a thunderbolt of blasphemy…
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem”
As you can probably guess, I had an internal struggle of whether or not I wanted to include a picture of this “book.” But the juxtaposition is powerful enough that I feel it is justified.
Men, women, and children all over the world experience sexual/ emotional/ physical abuse. And now one of the best selling books in America (and soon to be film) tries to make this stuff look hot?! I think I just threw up a little bit…
Read more here about my VERY strong feelings concerning “50 shades of disgusting/filth/trash.”
And as is always the case, if you believe what I’m saying, don’t be afraid to PASS THIS ALONG!
Really Awesome Readers!
What does the stuff you read say about you?
For good and for bad?
KathBath knows that you are at least somewhat awesome!
(since you’re reading my blog!)
But still know your stuff!
And still stand up for it (the Church).
“Though argument does not create conviction, lack of it destroys belief.”
Here is an interesting talk that is somewhat (though not directly)
related to this idea.
Overall, when it comes to nitpicking and even (quasi) arguing about religion,
just try to remember that it’s about Christ.
And that if someone isn’t interested,
IT. IS. OKAY.
(Line of Propriety)
Remember that the most important convert in your life is YOU.
The most important testimony to maintain is your own.
While we ought to maintain the purity of the image of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we need not feel anxiety about “enemies” (real or perceived). Furthermore, we should seek to avoid being overly defensive while simultaneously exercising conviction in our own faith.
-Katherine Anne Wilkinson
If/ (Because) the Church is true, it will win.
Go write your own blog!