I can’t begin to tell you the amount of fights and recent shootings with the backdrop of “Hey man. They disrespected me.”
It seems to me respect in these circles is a lot like ‘false pride’. This is the pride that really isn’t there at all. Too, in order to engage in disrespect, there must first be a pivot point of respect. We see these two nexuses lacking in view attacks on innocent people.
This form of disrespect is what we witnessed in the past with horrible kings and other tyrants who ruled by the firmness of their iron hand. The only truth existing was the power that weighed heavily over an oppressed people.
And after the killings, the murders do we yet view the tentacles of respect? Clearly not for respect is an attribute that is not inherited but must be earned.
Even God over the centuries proved the reason for His respect. It was not automatic, yet it could have been. Over and over again He demonstrated the pathway for earning respect.
His Son, Jesus provides the greatest pathway for respect as he earned his in totality of sweat, tears and blood. His blood above all else was innocent.
And as we witness more and more carnage at the hands of misinformed perpetrators of violence, we see the only respect remaining are among the bodies of the dead.
Our declaration should be in unity and in boldness in stated what it is: this so-called respect, disrespect is nothing but phony. There is no good in it and no good can ever come out of it for it all begins with the initiation of disrespect from the poisonous hands of the assassin.