When I first read your post, I was SO angry –
but then I remembered
that every hill I have to climb
is to draw me closer to my God
(the only one that really matters)
and struggles and unfair criticisms can help me
recognize any flaws within myself
(no matter how small I think they are)
and give me
an opportunity to build up “Grace points” —
God promises to flow in more
than I need, so I’m going for the limit!
SO, say your worst . . .
hurl your hatred and meanness at me . . .
maybe you will feel better after doing that,
maybe you will feel self-righteous pride
for having done it . . .
and maybe I will answer you
or maybe not—
BUT I will pray for you and
I will pray for me
that each of us will be given wisdom,
that each of us will be led by God,
that each of us will be a tool in the Master’s hand
to build a better world for each of us . . .
thoughts—January 31, 2017 Jeanne Hicks Barnett • photo August 2015