If we say we love Jesus, but they can’t see our Jesus,tell me what’s the use if they can’t see Jesus in u and me. No more excuses, we give it all away, because we may be the only Jesus they see.
- Boy: I broke up with her.
- His Best Friend: What happened?
- Boy: She’s just too much for me.
- His Best Friend: What makes you say that? What did she do wrong?
- Boy: Well, for one.. She only cared about her appearance. Always had to look good, always took forever to get dressed! So insecure..
- His Best Friend: So, you broke her heart because she wanted to keep your eyes locked on her? She wanted you to see that you have the prettiest girl under your sleeve and not think otherwise? I see..
- Boy: Oh.. Well.. She’d often call me or text me asking where I am, who I’m with, telling me not to smoke, not to drink. She’s so clingy!
- His Best Friend: So, you broke her heart because she cares about your well being? Because she cares about you a lot? And her greatest fear is losing you. I see..
- Boy: But.. Uhh.. Well, she’d always cry when I say something slightly mean. She can’t handle anything. She’s a crybaby!
- His Best Friend: So, you broke her heart because she has feelings? And because she just wanted to hear you say you love her? I see..
- Boy: I.. Well! You know, she’d get jealous easily. I could barely talk to other girls! She’s so annoying! I had to hide it from her so she wouldn’t bitch about it.
- His Best Friend: So, you broke her heart because she just wanted you to commit to her? She thought you were faithful, but you lied so she could find out later and hurt even more? She just wanted the guy she loves the most to love only her. I see..
- Boy: Well, she..
- His Best Friend: You broke up with her because she’s good for you? She just wanted the best for you? She’s broken now because you were selfish. Are you proud?
- Boy: I broke her heart.. Because I couldn’t see what was happening.. What happened to me?
- His Best Friend: You lost the girl that loved you like no one else could. You see? You didn’t want her when all she ever wanted was you. THAT’S what happened.
Today, I learned something very insight from an area I least expected it. That just goes to show you that God can use ANYONE to touch someone else —- even without them realizing it! The conversation sparked due to her acknowledgement of the scriptures I had tape to my computer. They’ve been taped their for quite some time now and no one really mentions or seems to notice them much, which doesn’t bother me because they are only there to remind me. While having my computer my open in the lab to type my paper during some down time, my research advisor noticed them and read them. This sparked a whole conversation about religion, priests, gender inequality in the catholic church. And while my eyebrows raised at some of her opinions and beliefs regarding religion, she said one thing that I will begin to implement into my life. She said that ever year she makes a vow to become a nicer, better person. My response was “How is that working out for you?” (not in a sarcastic way). She then responded that she believed it has been working for her and improvement has happened. Now to someone who generally doesn’t like people (except Xavier students of course!), this is commendable. She then went on to discuss her strategies for this improvement. She said that whenever she is faced with a undesirable characteristic in someone, she takes a step back and realizes that trait could have stemmed from anything. Basically, giving the benefit of the doubt, but with EVERYONE. Now can we all say we do that? I think not! Usually when you encounter a flaw in someone we particularly dislike, we just write that person off and limit our involvement with them. I’m realizing that not only is it ineffective, it’s selfish, and unfair. We all go through different life experiences in our lives that have an effect on us —- whether negatively or postive. We are the sum total of our life experiences. It is my belief that whether you realize it or not, there will ALWAYS be something in you that someone else can find displeasurable to them, and this holds true to EVERYONE. Who are you to write me off because of my flaw when you have your own? Who determines who and who doesn’t received the “benefit of the doubt”? No man is perfect, only God is perfect. For this simple fact, we must stop placing people or ourselves for that matter in different levels of acceptability. Who are we to judge who is good or bad? From now on take a step back if you find yourself in a situation where you found something in someone else you don’t like. Ask yourself, could this person be like this because of the way they were raised? an experience they encountered in school? whatever the case may be realize that not only are they like that because of what they’ve been through, but that you are also the way you are because of what you’ve been through and that you could easily (and very well may) be on the opposite side of the situation at some point. Just like you would like someone to embrace you, flaws and all, you should do this everyone around you. Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.
“Jacob was a cheater, Peter had a temper, David had an affair, Noah got drunk, Jonah ran from God, Paul was a murderer, Gideon was insecure, Miriam was a gossiper, Martha was a worrier, Thomas was a doubter, Sara was impatient, Elijah was moody, Moses stuttered, Zaccheus was short, Abraham was old, and Lazarus was dead…God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the CALLED! Re-post if you know you’re NOT perfect but God is working in your life anyway!”