Friday, April 10, 2015

the enemy, to put it nicely

It is said to love your enemy and whomever says, "You fool!" will be liable to the hell of fire.

Here's the problem.....I didn't call a guy a "fool" this week, I called him a derogatory term of the male anatomy that is considerably worse than being called a fool.

Sure, every morning I woke up praying for this fella,. but again, by mid to late morning I was calling him a _____ , again.

Boy is God stuff hard. I really had a hard time with this guy, I still do. I guess that's why so many people call us "Christians" hypocrites, and I can see why.

I am a hypocrite, saved by God's grace, but the things I thought, felt and said despite the fact that this fella was not nice.........and I struggle to say "not nice", despite all of this  I am wrong in my feelings and thoughts.

Sure I can preach love, love, love all day, everyday, but preaching and action are different things.

I do get it right sometimes, but more often then not, I don't, and I really need to learn to think positively about people and see people's goodness. If people looked at me the way I look at other people.....well....

"But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you"

"whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council and whoever says, "You fool!" will be liable to the hell of fire."

Book of Matthew - the gospel message

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