Like many people, Glenn is searching for answers to the discord wrecking havoc on our nation. After sitting down with Dallas protestors and faith leaders, he shared thoughts that some may not necessarily agree with.
"I did a show with Black Lives Matter people --- people who were down at the protest, the guy who was last in the protest that, you know, the cop saved his life --- and we didn't agree on a lot," Glenn said.
Glenn admitted the conversation was probably like a huge blast of "go-away spray" to some listeners who might still be looking for people to blame. Then he brought up an analogy shared by Pastor Charles Flowers from Faith Outreach, shedding new perspective on the situation.
"Women who have been abused by man after man after man --- they just don't trust anybody," Glenn said. "But you wouldn't believe how the wall breaks down when you just say, 'I am sorry that a man did that to you. I'm sorry that somebody of my gender represented himself [like that].'"
Co-host Pat Gray countered with an argument familiar to many people.
"That's understandable, and I think totally valid. But have we not said that? A thousand times?" Pat asked.
Glenn likened the process to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s reconciliation --- humbling yourself without trying to win or lose a conversation --- just listening and understanding.
"Isn't it our approach, though, as people who see the world the way we do, to not say a group is responsible for an action?" co-host Stu Burguire said. "An individual is responsible for an action. I am an individual, and I don't like taking responsibility for some action taken by people I've never seen before that have been dead hundreds of years before I was born."
Glenn emphasized the need to dig into the truth in these situations. But what if healing the divide were as simple as humbling ourselves to just listen and understand? Having tried everything else, with no more obvious options or exits, what have we got to lose?
"Look, guys, we're not talking about saving the nation anymore. We're talking about saving remnants. I'm sorry to break it to you, but anybody who's honest knows that. We're talking about saving remnants of our country," Glenn said.
As Ronald Reagan once said, if we lose our freedom we lose it forever, and it will take generations to bring it back.
"Tether yourself to something that is absolutely immovable, and those are principles. And the first principle that we have to adopt is humility and meekness and kindness and forgiveness," Glenn said. "As the world gets louder and louder, we better become softer and softer."
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