Friday, April 20, 2012

Be Kind

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     Okay, so today I'm writing this blog mainly as a therapeutic session for myself.  I may have to read this caption till I've memorized it. 
     Sometimes we need to hold back our critical thoughts and not try to micromanage everything.  Whatever we think was done ignorantly, doesn't always need to be voiced.  As much as your tongue wants to lash out, keep your lips like an impassable wall. 
    Having a patient heart keeps us from saying 'well if you'd done it this way, you wouldn't be in this mess.'  We all make mistakes and theirs is no worse than our own.  We judge others with a finer toothcomb than ourselves often.  That's really not fair, is it?
    Matthew 7:2  ''For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.''
    Ouch, I'm stepping on my own toes.  I'm going to go give some grace, even if it kills


  1. Must we,really. Can't we be mean some of the time???

  2. I've decided I don't measure up.

  3. I love the last line: I'm going to go give some grace even if it kills me... :) I know you said it in humor but I soooooo identify with that!

  4. " that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust."
    (Matthew 5:45)--great post, Angie. I love the last line, also, and the verse above always reminds me of the grace of our Lord. If He can make the sun and rain available to the just and the unjust, surely we can give grace to the undeserving, as well. Isn't God good to show us our failures so that we may grow by it?

  5. Ouch....ouch, ouch!!! I think my shoes are too small...or is that you again?!! I needed that. My main "I told you so" or "If only...." target is usually James. Thanks so much for the reminder of our merciful God. This undeserving gal needs grace every day...may I be quick to also give it. Love you, T.