It's been a HOT summer this year. I love to be outside. I'm the one who does most of the yardwork. I love it, but I don't love the sweat, oops. . .I mean glow. (I have a friend who says we women don't sweat, we glow) Well, I have glowed a lot this summer!
It's been a HOT summer in more ways than one and it has made me sad. The beloved chicken chain, Chick-Fil-A has been bombarded by people who support same sex relationships and marriages because the founder politely anwered questions about his beliefs on marriage. They were the ones being ugly and hateful, not Mr. Cathy, the founder of the chain. Being a Christian, he just spoke what he believed, what he stood for and that was what God spoke in His Holy Word, a one man, one woman marriage. God created marriage this way, no one else. Mr. Cathy was not ugly. The chain never turns anyone away, they are gracious to all their customers. He just stated what he believed. End of story. . .NOT!
It's easy to get angered over the ugliness of others when you see that it is not called for. But I have a very funny and very smart friend who I believe put her thoughts down very well. With her permission, here is her little chat with the Lord one morning. . .
Are you really surprised that those who cry out so loudly for tolerance are so intolerant of any view besides their own?? But Lord….do you know how hard it is to put on a sweet face and love Roseanne Barr when she says that everybody that eats at ChickFilA should get the cancer they deserve…ReALLY?....you expect me to love people like that??? Lord…hello? Are you there? Hang on a sec…I’m spelli...ng it out for you since you seem to have trouble understanding plain English….Y--E--S!!!! How many times do I have to tell you?? I didn’t put some kind of wimpy little love inside of you that only loves the people that show love back…..I put MAGNIFICENT, SUPERNATURAL LOVE inside of you that in the face of hatred and insults will stand there and NOT waver from love. CoMPReNDe?? Wait…did you just call me a wimp, Lord?? Yeah…pretty much…lol! Ok…I can see you still don’t quite get it….here’s a copy of the The Passion….go watch it and then we’ll talk again….and while you’re doing that, I’m going to go smile a while at Mr. Cathy and remind him of a few things….:o)
"Hear me, you who know what is right, you people who have my law in your hearts: Do not fear the reproach of men or be terrified by their insults.
"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him.
If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
When you feel you're getting hot under the collar. . .just have a chat with the Lord. . .He will cool you off.
And now, for some inspiration OR comic relief. . .however you see it. . .introducing . . .
Mr. Tim Hawkins