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Stinky and hypocritical sucks.

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Jun 20th, 2012
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When people get angry, they act crazy and foolish. A mentor of mine always says “It takes no brains to point out what’s wrong with a situation, but it does take a brain to point out what’s right.” I agree. It’s so easy to lash out against someone. And not only that, but with the online tools that connect us to others, it’s like we act a fool because we can say whatever we want to whomever we want. We don’t even know the whole story, but we judge, we shout, we make accusations. It’s ridiculous.

Today on POTSC there was a story written by the lady who it belongs to. She did something really bad, and she got caught, and now she’s apologizing, and trying to pick up the pieces of her life. And people are upset. And they think they have a right to be.

They think they know her, and know everything about what she’s been through. They want her to pay for what she did, some want really bad things for her. They think she’s trying to get away with no punishment, they think it’s too soon. What makes them think they know what’s right for her? Why do we feel that it’s our right to judge each other?

It’s hypocritical. Any of us have the potential inside of us to mess up, badly. None of us are right(eous), not one. If we think it couldn’t be us, we are foolish. Sin is sneaky, and it creeps in wherever we are weak. Most of the time we are able to manage our sin, which is another scary thought. But, it’s rare that you or I get caught doing something illegal, so we assume we are better and stronger, and wiser than a woman like this. How ridiculous and naive. What if it was you or I? We would want grace.

We will reap what we sow. So watch yourself.

Most of the time our mess ups hurt ourselves, or others, but often we get grace, that we don’t deserve. And often they seem like a “no big deal” mess up. But hers is so big.  Why are you angry that her mistake is a crime? Isn’t sin, sin? Doesn’t the Bible say that if we have anger in our heart, it’s the same as committing murder? Sounds like God’s sin scale is a bit different than ours.

Isn’t that the point of grace. That we don’t deserve it. Yes, we don’t get to pick the consequences for our actions, but we don’t get to decide others’ either.

I’m just hoping that the people saying the negative things about her are not the ones calling themselves Christ followers. I don’t think that’s anything like Jesus.

So much to say. Just so thankful that God helps us on our journey to be like him. There’s no way I would make it without His grace and mercy. I’m choosing to err on the side of grace. Call me crazy, get mad. I love you. I want to love everyone, the way Jesus does.

I’m choosing to look for the good in others. No matter how badly they’ve messed up.

 

 

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