Felt the need to post it, so I am.
"There are six things which the LORD hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:
Haughty eyes (A proud look),
a lying tongue,
and hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked plans,
feet that run rapidly to evil,
a false witness who utters lies,
and one who spreads strife among brothers."
- Proverbs 6:16-19
27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live
29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
Of course, we all know the rest of the story. Every person on the face of this earth is our neighbor.
So, I had to ask myself after reading this...
Who do I hate?
I had to think of all the names of past conflict and the groups of people who really just irritate me
when I hear their name.
I must ask you. Who is it that really annoys you ?
Ask yourself. "Who is it that I just cannot stand?"
What group of people am I so mad at that
I just have to breathe a big sigh of "...ugh!" when
I hear their name?
Teen Gang Members?
Which one made your stomach jump or your chest tweek a little?
Do me a favor...Think hard about that person and/or "those people" and how you feel about them.
Close your eyes (for real) and think about them.
Go ahead...Close your eyes...Think until you have them in your site...... then open your eyes and read on. (do that now for about 10 seconds)
Scroll Down a little...
They are souls.
The love you feel for them, my friend, is as far as your love goes with God.
How's that for guilt!! UGH! (shedding my pharisee clothing right now)