I wrote this on my Facebook wall this morning - it came to me through the Spirit and I felt compelled to write it and so, I am going to post it here as well:
Forgiveness. It's something that mankind finds so hard to do. Holding grudges and unforgiveness in the heart is so much easier. You can dwell in it every day, let it stew within your spirit and let it rot at your very inner being. You can let it take over your entire life to the point that it is mostly all that you think about. You can become so embroiled in it that nothing else in life matters and people start to steer clear of you because it's written all over you. It is that obvious to others when it consumes you. Forgiveness, on the other hand, is freedom from prison. It releases you and that person or all of those people from the bars that bind you. To not forgive is to simply continue to hold you in a prison of your own making, an internal hell that never goes away.
What was amazing about this, to me anyway, is that people were copying and pasting it to their own Facebook wall. I'm not talking Facebook "share" function, though 2 people did that as well, it was going down Facebook wall among and seeing this thing had been copied and pasted so many times over. I started wondering if this paragraph of words had spoken to them or if they were posting it in the hopes a friend of theirs might see it.
I purposely left out Scripture in this particular instance. The concept of forgiveness is obvious in Christianity, but I have so many FB "friends" that do not profess Christ as Savior and the thought came to me to leave that out. So I did. If someone else brings it up, so beit. I freely admit that I almost never unfriend Facebook people because as far as I see it, many of them are an open mission field. There are less than a handful of instances that I have unfriended people and that for very extreme circumstances.
And to the opposite end of thing, I have been unfriended at least 8 times in the last 2 weeks, lol, for my "religious" or political posts.
My dad is blowing off coming up here to see Caleb.
But there's a good reason for it.
One of my uncles/his brother is dying and is only expected to have a few more months to live. Multiple Sclerosis.
Detroit has filed for bankruptcy. Sounds bad, but in reality? Best thing that could have happened to that city as long as they can also dump all that debt to pension funds along with it. Union leaders refused to negotiate with the state appointed manager that was sent to try to bail out the city, now those unions may end up getting screwed altogether. Unions, don't get it. They never seem to care about the fact that their unrelenting stance can end up hurting them as well as everyone else. That city is in a shambles, hope they can "fix" it.
Friday. Long work week. Just long. Hot, I guess is the operative word here. Middle of July, so about halfway through the worst of it. About the end of August the temps start coming down, though September is still usually quite warm, not as hot as June, July and August. Long ways off from that, though.
Anyway, time to get offa here and get to work!
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