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Jesus Mail from My Sister

Nela sends me a lot of hokey prayer forward Jesus mail stuff and normally I glance at it and delete it, but this seemed like a good reminder that other people have problems and issues, that I shouldn't be so quick to judge. 

Edited for religiosity, some things for me to keep in mind... 

Remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children. 

Remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can't make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester. 

The scary looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day (who really ought to get a job!) is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.  

Remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring this moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be the last year that they go shopping together. 

Be slow to judge and quick to forgive, show patience, empathy and love.

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sweetjezebel
Apr. 24th, 2007 09:24 am (UTC)
So true :)
iskender
Apr. 24th, 2007 12:18 pm (UTC)
You're right. That is actually pretty nice.
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