Seems like these two words help us to justify anything we might want to say to people. I am as guilty as you might be. We have an opinion, have a rant, let people know what we are thinking and then casually add ‘hashtag, just saying’.
Yet my opinion counts for so little in comparison to the words of Jesus. I might be ‘just saying’ but Jesus said much more and of greater worth too.
When someone uses that phrase my suggestion is that we check out what Jesus said or even what the Apostle Paul taught the local churches he planted. Not just to dismiss what others say but lets make sure we line it up with the Word of God.
Love God. Love people. Develop a life of integrity. Work hard. Mind your own business. Put all your effort into living well with others. I guess it’s just about being the best follower of Jesus you can be.