Friday, October 28, 2005
I had lunch today with a person from work. We sat down and she started complaining about people who sent email's with Christian messages, and how they bothered her. So I just I just let her talk, she seemed to want to get a lot off her chest. Then after she went on she said if your a Christian I didn't mean to offend you. I told her I was. I then asked her why she was so upset or angry. She started by saying we don't practive what we preach. She said many of us are very experienced at sounding religious, but we don't put our words into action. Then she went on to say her father was a minister, and she has lots of problems with her father. Honestly I felt a little drained. I told her I understood what she was talking about. That it was like our discrepancy report we do every morning for the vendors that sell to us. When there is a discrepancy between what is said and done, confusion is created. I told her I thought she brought up some good points that even left me thinking. Then I just shared with her about my love and how great it is when words and actions actually agree. I told her about growing up in a wonderful loving family. Mostly I just listened though. I've been thinking about that everything she said. I started wondering how similar am I too those people she was talking about, saying one thing and doing another. I know I've been guilty of that. I have a past, one that I can probably never run from, no matter how hard I try. All I can do is live in the now, and do the best I can. All we can do is speak our truths. I don't want to be a hypocrite, is that spelled wrong? I told her I couldn't answer for her, I could only answer for myself. But I do hope she let off some steam and felt a little better, and left feeling a lit bit better about life in general. Bless her! Bless me a lot too please. I need it!