It’s all the rave to be outraged. But I’m not sure we remember how to be outraged in a way that is constructive. Hot topics of our day, and those who promote one side of it, demand our conformity. Sign this document. Side with us. Vote this party. Share this post. Outrage has become viral.

If you follow the stream uphill, to the source of our outrage, often times you will find fear. We fear that we might end up on the wrong side, we fear that others might end up on the wrong side, we fear that getting on the right side of the ideology will fix it, so we try to get others on the right side of the ideology and fix the world. All from the confines of our 5 inch screens.

Conformity is another way that fear disguises itself as faith.

Our soul is much more compassionate than our outrage, and much more courageous than our initial desire to conform. If we really quiet ourselves on the inside, we can communicate from a much more compassionate place, treating other souls, not as commodities to be won over in our ideological wars, but as people in need of freedom.

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