“[Love] is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].” (1 Cor.13:5b Amplified Bible)
COMMENT: I am still in the process of getting things rearranged in my house after the renovation. I’m very fortunate to have a young man named John who has been giving me a helping hand. He’s been available on his days off from his job and has always been punctual. A few weeks ago he really let me down. He had promised to come by at 9 a.m. to cut my grass while I worked on the “mess” in the house. I called him twice, at 10 and 11 a.m, but his cell phone was turned off. Around 5:30 p.m. I received a call from him telling me that he was having a great time at a picnic. I have learned not to speak when I am upset, so I made an excuse to cut that conversation short. I was fuming, thinking of how I could express my dissatisfaction short of fisticuffs.(You see I’m chicken!)
Seriously, I went to bed very upset. When I woke up in the morning the Holy Spirit had changed my mind. I was reminded of The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant where his master forgave him of a huge debt, but that forgiven servant had a fellow servant put in jail because of a meager amount owed to him. (Matthew 18:23) I thought about all the sins my Heavenly Father has forgiven me; how can I hold this minor infraction against my brother in the Lord? I immediately called John and let him know that I forgave him. I then told him that I would appreciate it if he would just give me notice if he can’t make any assignment.
SCRIPTURE STUDY:Matthew 6:12, Luke 6:37, 17:3
WISE SAYING:THINK DEEP BEFORE YOU LEAP.
Sincerely Yours, Gene McGuire
Thought for Today
Just a thought, not a sermon!