Everyone has an opinion and everyone feels that it is necessary to share it with everyone. Today, you cannot open up yahoo without finding out what this celebrity said or that politician declared. Sometimes I wonder why we care. These are people that we will never meet and often they have more influence than the people that we live with. Whatsup with that?
Consider the people who give the news – – now those people have opinions. They talk about a lot of things no one cares about and a few important things that we do. The weather is always good to know. An update on the local bad news is obligatory. Some knowledge of the wars we are engaged in and the status is good. A brief look at the unending political contest would be a relief. But for heaven’s sake, who cares about the sex life of some celebrity?
This got me thinking. Who has an opinion that matters to me? This was more difficult than figuring out whose opinion didn’t matter.
My husband’s opinions are of great importance to me. We had a pastor’s wife that said,”If both of you agree in a marriage, one of you is not necessary.” We are both absolutely essential to one another. We keep each other examining new concepts and ideas.
I care deeply about what my children are interested in. They are interesting and engaged adults. My daughter home schools four children and could win the “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader” show with no problem. She is capable, intelligent, articulate, and a great cook! My son is a Kindergarten teacher. He has lived in Taiwan, Croatia and Wisconsin and traveled the world. He has seen and done things that I only dream of doing. He has developed his own view of the world that is quite different from mine. I learn something from him every time I talk to him.
My Mom turned 95 on Christmas Eve and her mind is clear. She lives seven hours away and wants me to come visit often. She loves me and cares what I think and that makes it good! She attacks life with enthusiasm. She married her second husband at 91 when he was 64! They will be married four years this February. She loves life and isn’t afraid to live.
My sister is awesome. She has always loved me and as the big sister, in our early years, I was often too busy and distracted to notice. As we have grown older, I have found her to be charming, funny, thoughtful, and not only my sister, but one of my very best friends. Her opinions are uniquely her own and her mind is sharp and clear. She has had many challenges in her life and has walked through them with grace. She is very special.
I have a few friends, some old and some new, with whom I love to share time. Their insights into the world, the culture, our mutual interests, and discussions about our Lord Jesus are stimulating and challenging.
The question for this week is whose opinion matters to you? Please reply.