A worldview is the lens by which one views and understands the world in which they live and interact. It should be important for us to understand each other’s view of the world, so we can have effective communication.
Our worldview will dictate how we approach interaction with each other as well as how we go about solving problems within the world we live. Whether we formally know it or not, our worldview impacts our reactions to hardship, success and even politics.
I believe that every person is created in the image of God and as such they are precious and valuable. It doesn’t matter your God given color, gender or race. Our founding fathers also believed this when they wrote into our constitution that “all men are created equal” and “they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” As a result of this belief, everyone has value and purpose and must be treated as so.
When I see a problem, I have a desire to solve that problem. But solving problems isn’t just about solutions. It’s about listening, learning and understanding the intricacies of the problem in order to arrive at a solution. Far too often I see people in this world that immediately hate or dismiss someone based on their ideas. We should be willing to have open and honest discussions where we disconnect our identity from our ideas in order to arrive at a solution. Have convictions, hold on to them tightly, but keep the grip on your ideas loose. Maturity is knowing what to hold tightly to and what to be willing to let go of.
I hope these articles are a start to a conversation that inspires us to think, interact and grow.
– Bradley Halladay