Saying some prayers this evening for those who have figuratively nailed me or anyone within my family (my parents and sister included) to a cross.
I may have not been “in the right” but neither were they. In all situations, it takes two to reach the outcome. It takes two to argue. It takes two to point fingers. But it only takes one to stand up for what is right.
It is not one-sided, it is not a blame game, it isn’t a game of wits, and it isn’t about who told the honest truth over who told the personal truth dabbed with lies.
It isn’t about who has the ability to stand up for themselves. It’s about who has the ability to stand up for Him.
You can judge me, you can criticize me, and you can persecute me.
But then you cannot stand and call yourself a believer. You cannot stand there and preach against one thing and act another.
“Do not repay evil with evil. Try to do what is honorable in everyone’s eyes. If possible, on your part, live at peace with everyone. Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for His wrath. For it is written: Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord.
If your enemy is hungry, feed him.
If he is thirsty, give him something to drink. For in so doing
you will be heaping fiery coals on his head. Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.” – Romans 12: 18-21 (HCSB)
I may not be (and possibly never will be) at a place where I can reconcile. It is my Christian duty to forgive others so that my Father will forgive me .
“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him so that your Father in Heaven will also forgive you your wrongdoing.” -Mark 11:25