Thursday, July 1, 2010

July 2 – Just When Everything Was Going So Well!

Just when we were happily donating and helping out and giving wherever we could, “contributing to the needs of the saints” . . . with almost dizzying speed, we find the following passage:

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

Another lofty concept, certainly. Yes! Let’s do that . . . let’s be generous and let’s bless . . . those that . . . what?!
Dear Sisters . . . Brothers, too . . . when was the last time you BLESSED someone who cursed you?

HAVE YOU . . . been “cussed out” lately? Royally smoked! With “language”? Suffered the “road rage” of an out-of-control motorist … or maybe someone closer to home?

There is no doubt that when really cursed, those of us in Cor Unum would really step up and forgive. Many would call to mind the truth of Scripture that, the causeless curse does not alight. (Proverbs 26:2) We would pull ourselves up by our most holy bootstraps, remember whose kids we are, and we would walk on.

That, dear ones, is protective, but it is not a BLESSING substitution. We will look again tomorrow at what “cursing” we might be enduring, unaware.

photo by Kerry


  1. Hopefully, you are not preparing us for a good cursing!

    I was sitting here thinking about who I was supposed to bless and I can't remember the last time I was in an arguement. No one has cursed me. And, I'm pretty happy with my peaceful life, so hopefully, no one will.

  2. Thought-provoking comment . . . my desire is two-fold: that we would get into the "return a blessing" mode a little more than "smile and bear it," and . . . that we will come to recognize, as tomorrow's post points out, that there are those who really do curse the people of God continually.

    Do we ignore . . . antagonize . . . get offended . . . or something more effective!

    You'll know the answer before I publish it!

    Best regards, Patty!


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