I received what I consider some very uncharitable comments from a blogger. I have learned much from the Lord. I will not be baited by someone who spews a lack of charity with the pride and arrogance of the evil one. Since I write for God’s glory and seek to love him with all my heart, soul, mind and strength as well as loving my neighbor as myself, I will show my love for this blogger by deleting the comments and praying for this person.
Unfortunately for me, I will now have to moderate comments because of the uncharitable nature of people in this world we live in. So in the first reading today from 1 Peter 4:7-13, this verse jumped out … “Beloved, do not be surprised that a trial by fire is occurring among you, as if something strange were happening to you. But rejoice to the extent that you share in the sufferings of Christ, so that when his glory is revealed you may also rejoice exultantly.” I can rejoice in suffering and can share it with my Lord who suffered and died for me. I am blessed!
Next, the Gospel from Mark 11:11-26 ends with Jesus saying this … “When you stand to pray, forgive anyone against whom you have a grievance, so that your heavenly Father may in turn forgive you your transgressions.”
I have forgiven and now will continue in the peace of Christ praying for the conversion, transformation and surrender to the will of God for each and every one of us with the hope that we will love and respect each other in the way our heavenly Father loves us. Amen.