One of the greatest gifts given to me by God is the ability to change my mind ~CordieB.
Let us stop wasting valuable energy trying to change the minds of other people. It is not our job. How and what people think is advanced or limited by their own experiences–their own life lessons–and how well they apply those lessons.
In our presense, other people have the opportunity to grow and perhaps even learn something. Our actions in of themselves will promote change in the hearts of others. When we express ourselves as being capable of loving, listening, sharing, and understanding, we promote the change we so often try to force upon others.
Let us be an example of that we wish to change. Let us spend less time worrying about what other people are thinking or doing and more time creating positive change in ourselves.