Q. Why do you think it is Kia, that there is so much hatred in the world. I don’t understand why some people feel superior to others and are so hateful towards people who are different than themselves. What do you think is the solution to the problem of hatred?
A. The answer is actually quite simple; but has been made complex by the devil whose mission is to rob, steal, kill, and destroy us all. We were created by God and commanded to LOVE one another just as He loves all of us. All who believe in Him and refuse to fall prey to the devil will obey His commandment. We all belong to God, and our life purpose is to serve Him. On the other hand, the devil is working as hard as he can to convince us, just as he did Eve in Garden of Eden, that God is deceiving us. We must know and believe that the devil is a liar, and there is no truth in him; but that God is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. It is impossible for God to lie, and He is perfect in all His ways. And so, the most truthful and noncomplicated answer to your question, I feel, is that hatred is the work of the devil, and love is the work of God. If we follow the devil, we hate; and if we follow Jesus, we love. Our destiny is determined by who we follow. Follow the devil and we will be doomed to eternal fire and pain. Follow Jesus and we will be blessed with an eternal life of love, joy, and peace in paradise where there will be no more hatred or evil. The choice is ours.
Q. Kia, what is the best way to tell a friend that you are in total disagreement with them on an issue that is important to us both without causing them to become angry and decide to break off the friendship?
A. It is especially important, if we are to have peace, to be honest and true to ourselves. We are not responsible for how others perceive or think about anything. It is certainly a good thing when friends agree, but it not necessarily a bad thing when they don’t. The solution is to be able to ‘agree to disagree’ and move on. If friends cannot tolerate the individuality of one another, there is no genuine friendship, and each person would be better off without the other. Therefore, I would suggest you ‘Let Go and Let God.’
Q. Kia, I am opposed to wearing a mask. I think it looks stupid and I refuse to do it unless I just can’t get around it. What can I do to declare my independent right to not wear a mask no matter where I go?
A. Know that you have the right to wear and do whatever you please when what you please does not threaten nor interfere with the rights of others. It has been determined by physicians and many other experts that the wearing of masks decreases the changes of contracting what is clearly a life-threatening virus. Therefore, you do NOT have the right to put others in a possible dangerous situation by not adhering to sound advice. Consider how you would feel if someone who has the right to cough anywhere he or she please; and decides to not cover their mouth and turn their head; but coughs in your face with no regard for your health and safety. Think about it.
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