opinion – according to miriam webster online
Pronunciation: \?-?pin-y?n\Function: nounEtymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin opinion-, opinio, from opinariDate: 14th century
1 a : a view, judgment, or appraisal formed in the mind about a particular matter b :
2 a : belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge b : a generally held view
3 a : a formal expression of judgment or advice by an expert b : the formal expression (as by a judge, court, or referee) of the legal reasons and principles upon which a legal decision is based
In my words, it is how I feel about something according to the influences I choose to surround myself with. Now since I get paid well for my opinions. Note the post preceding and following this one, I thought I would share a bit of how I come to the conclusions that I do. Some might call this a testimony. I used to be a sinner. Complete with a sinful lifestyle. I know all about sinful things even as much as I wish I didn’t. When y’all young people use substitute cuss words I know what you are substituting for. When you say things that many nice Christians wouldn’t understand, well unfortunately I do. When you try to sneak around, it is no new tactic, I did it. And I regret it all. And unfortunately even though I have been completely healed, and forgiven and redeemed, I have a memory. And that my dear friends is where I come from. I now have a new life but I remember the old also. And that is what forms my opinions. Now I live for Christ and spend my days immersed in His words, and meditating on His thoughts. So when I share an opinion, it is greatly influenced by His but also with a bit of, “been there done that, don’t make the same mistakes” wisdom. And I often get persecuted by folks I love. But hey as a dear friend recently said, it is only here that we can experience the joy of persecution. Once we reach the next life, the opportunity for that is gone.
So for the cause of Christ and because I love y’all more than myself I will continue to share my opinion. Even if some folks throw stones. Big ones. Nothing new here. Getting stoned these days has a whole new meaning. And it is better than the past 🙂 . Love to all.