Monday, August 22, 2011

Son Shining...

O, A, & K,

One day I hope you read this letter and it gives you a better understanding.  See, at least once in your life... only once if you are lucky, you will encounter someone who is ugly, rude, disrespectful, hateful, etc., to you.  If you are anything like your mama, and every single one of you are, it will bother you for a while.  You'll think on it and it just will not make any sense to you.


If I can pass on anything to the three of you I will say that while the Golden Rule is not always reciprocated, most often it's not, it's still the best way to go.  If you shine God's love to everyone, no matter how they treat you, you win.  If you walk away from the encounter and your human side says that you wish you could smack that smug grin off their face, remember that God deals with people his way in his time.  It's not for us to decide.  But you and how you react in that situation may be the one and only interaction that person has with God's Love, His people, his house.  


Keep him fresh, crisp, real, and prominent in your heart and life so that when those same ugly nasty people come across you they'll wonder why their misery is still lonely and you walked away with a smile in your heart.  It will be hard, you'll still want your just due, but you'll be better for shining God's love.  


Love, 
Mommy 8-22-11


P.S. That does not in any way mean that you shouldn't stand up for yourself also.  There is a way to put a nasty person in their place while keeping your Christianity.. see me later for those details ;)

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