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RockyG666 63M
1745 posts
1/16/2014 3:48 pm

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1/19/2014 8:41 am

breakfast at epiphany's

a good friend of mine, who doesn't know god and seems to me to have a lot of serious problems in his life posted this on his facebook page:

you have no idea what someone else might be going through. be kind.

i thought about it then, and yes, this friend was always kind. i thought about it again and realized i was not kind more often than not. sometimes unkind. people can be such idiots, i think, they deserve it.

it slowly hits me upside the head like a freight train that a heathen man that i have a lot of pity for is following christ beter than i am. wow, i think, does that mean i am even more pitiful?

i pity da foo!

so i have REALLY trying to be nice, and it really is just all around better for everyone. even when people are idiots, ESPECIALLY when people are idiots, i think of god and the facebook post and what a jerk i have been most of my life. and boom, i can show a person god's grace without busting a blood vessel.

and boom, problems tend to deflate when you are nice. whereas, when you attack a problem as a jerk they tend to escalate. and more often than not, people appreciate some slack and some respect and will respond in kind. not everyone, but those are the guys who really need god's grace the most. like me.

i am even thinking of trying to be nice in chat? ....nah...

RockyG666 63M
1357 posts
1/17/2014 10:08 am

there are not degrees of salvation. you are either saved or not.

the ONLY one that can determine this is not some mo in a ski hat.

there are NONE of us that has earned salvation. it is a freely given gift from god. there is nothing we can do to deserve it. we do NOT deserve it. that is why christ died.

the issue here is the fakey fakey nice nice thing again. LOTS of people pretend to be perfect, but none of us are. just because you are better at ignoring your faults than i am doesn't mean you are a better person.