Wednesday, October 18, 2006

she took the words right out of my mouth

i haven't had lots of time to blog or read anyone else's blog lately. the church secretary up and quit about 3+ weeks ago without any notice and i've been pulling double duty ever since. (the good news is that we've had one really great interview and have 3 more scheduled next week... )
but today, i decided to take a look at abb's blog (she's first in my alphabetized list of favorites) and read this and decided it was well worth giving you all a link and then a thought... what if it had said this:

John 13:34
"Jesus said, 'I give you a new commandment, that you tolerate one another. Just as I have tolerated you, you also should tolerate one another.'"

God's peace y'all


Don in MI said...


I hope you find a new secretary soon. You already have more than enough on your plate. With the former one gone, at least you have one less "loose cannon" to deal with.

Thanks for the abb link. Just as other times, she has me scratching my head as I sort her thoughts out. I think there was one about a soldier's funeral a few months ago that was thought-provoking and moving. I remember the tears in my eyes making it difficult to read the screen.

Also, thanks for the prayer a few weeks ago on the GPS Discussion site.


Tom in Ontario said...

A good thought, but I'm not so keen on the word "tolerate." To me tolerate sounds like "put up with" as in "I don't really like you, actually you grate on my nerves, but I'll be good enough to tolerate you nevertheless." Rather than toleration I'm more inclined to want to see acceptance as in "we may be very different, I may not understand you, I don't even know if we can get along, but I'll do my best to accept you because Jesus accepts you and who am I to judge."

classi_college_dude said...

GREAT link, (P)Cats, like I told her, we read a great book in a class I took last semester called 'Love the Sin' in which the author(s) made a very simliar point...and I most definitely agree!

CrackerLilo said...

Hope you get a new secretary, and *quick*!

And I wish more Christian pastors would read that particular Bible verse, but you know that.

juniper68 said...

just wanted to thank you for your post over on the ordinary time devotional blog - I was just reading it again and it is very moving!

"and vivian followed."

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