Korie Robertson Shocked by Hateful Social Media Comments

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Korie Robertson Shocked by Hateful Social Media Comments

By Tess Farrand, Associate Content Editor

Korie Robertson called the hate she sees on social media “shocking” and offered a few tips to practice kindness instead.

“The hate I see on social media always shocks me, I guess it shouldn’t anymore, but it does, and I hope I never get used to it,” said the DUCK DYNASTY alumna. “Can we disagree without being ugly?” Robertson rightfully asked.

Robertson, who has almost 2 million Instagram followers offered three practical tips for social media users to check their attitudes.

According to her post Robertson’s tips are:

1. Broaden our circle.

2. Make it a practice to say something positive first.

3. Ask for God’s help.

 

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I think we need to have this talk. The hate I see on social media always shocks me, I guess it shouldn’t anymore, but it does, and I hope I never get used to it. So here goes: Are we too busy looking for what others are doing wrong, rather than celebrating what they’re doing right?Can we disagree without being ugly? Can we look for all the things we agree on rather than the one or two things in which we disagree?⠀ ⠀ Yes, it’s fine to disagree, but to think that I’m right on every issue and the other person’s opposing view makes them stupid (or worse) would be arrogant of me and the opposite of the humility and love God calls me to. ⠀ Willie and were just in D.C for the National Prayer Breakfast and the speaker’s message was perfect and timely and straight from the mouth of Jesus, “Love your enemies” @arthurcbrooks reminded us that Jesus didn’t just call us to tolerate or to be civil to those we disagree with (even that would be nice in our world right now) but Jesus called us to something far greater. He called us to LOVE! ⠀ ⠀ If you’re still with me here are a few thoughts on how we can practice that on social media right now:⠀ ⠀ 1- Broaden our circle. How about we befriend those who think differently than us and really listen to them. Jesus didn’t just stay in the temples. He ate with those thought of as “sinners” He was even accused of being a glutton and a drunkard because of the company He kept. His circle was broad – He came for the whole world! ⠀ ⠀ 2. Make it a practice to say something positive first. Before writing something negative to or about that person you disagree with, first write something positive you see in his or her life. I was reading Revelation one day and noticed that even God, before He brings up the bad things that are happening in the churches He’s addressing, first commends them and says the good things he sees happening there. What if we tried just that?⠀ ⠀ 3. Ask for God’s help. Loving our enemies may feel contrary to our human nature, but Jesus wouldn’t have given us this directive if it weren’t possible. If we say we are followers of Jesus, let’s actually do what He says, and be the light of the world on and off social media!

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Robertson shared how the National Prayer Breakfast encouraged her to think deeply about hate versus love:

Willie and I were just in D.C for the National Prayer Breakfast and the speaker’s message was perfect and timely and straight from the mouth of Jesus, “Love your enemies” @arthurcbrooks reminded us that Jesus didn’t just call us to tolerate or to be civil to those we disagree with (even that would be nice in our world right now) but Jesus called us to something far greater. He called us to LOVE! ⠀

Celebrity comments from Robertson’s post blew up.

“Words to live by!❤️” said real-life BLIND SIDE star Leigh Anne Tuohy

Candace Cameron Bure said, “Amen,” and Elizabeth Hasselback said, “ 🙌So so good and loving 💙”

Robertson’s tips fall right in line with biblical wisdom.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” – Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV)