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