Dr. Dan Boone, the president of Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee, spoke this week at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. His topic was, “A Charitable Discourse,” seeking ways for people to come together and discuss topics in a civil manner. This is not the norm these days, as it seems our approach is to attack rather than find common ground. On Tuesday our newly elected president made his first speech before both houses of Congress bringing them up to date on what he has accomplished in his first month in office. His talk included potential distractions and disruptions as the new approach throughout our land. Our first response is not always a charitable discourse; we want people to take our road, our pathway, or just get out of the way. This is nothing new. The message Sunday will refer to Jesus’ first message, where the response of the crowd moved from amazement to anger. We see Jesus as both the anointed One, and the rejected One. I need to learn from Jesus and seek to be charitable in my conversations with others, how about you? I’ll see you Sunday as we worship the Lord together.