Forgive Our Trespasses
I always try to remember that for every person driving me crazy, there may be two others that I am driving crazy. Ouch!
— from Happy Catholic and AmericanCatholic.org
Last night I went to a Friend’s house and we got to talking, as Friends do. Among this topic and that one, I brought up how I am hurt by and disappointed in certain People in my Life.
I told her how there was not much that I could do except for Pray.
Then….and I have to laugh, even as I write this…she, in the most nonchalant and yet quite purposeful of manners, raises her leg to rest on a bench and looks me dead in the eye as she cocked her head to the side just a bit to make me feel as I did when I was a child and my Mom would look at me with disbelief when I would quite loudly, shrilly and adamantly insist that “It wasn’t me!”
Yup. It was like that.
So she looks at me, head cocked, eyebrows slightly raised, leg on bench, leaning forward just a tad to impose Truth upon me, and says, “Imagine how that person feels…”
Okay, so she didn’t say person exactly. But this is the gist of her phrase.
We talked a bit more as she elucidated me further.
As I was getting to walk out the door, I reiterated how those virtues of Patience, Understanding and Mercy still elude me…she smiled and said, “As they do most of us.”
And just in case this humbling encounter wasn’t enough, I get to my computer and Lo and Behold! What do I see? Nothing less than the above quote!
Thank You, God! And yes, as I have said before, many, many times.
I LOVE Your Sense of Humour!! 😉
Which leads me to...
tee hee hee… well said amiga!
Thanks, Amiga…for the comment and Much, MUCH MORE!!!!
From The Pews,
This is such a great story. Am trying to read as often as I can. Isn’t it funny how we can be so disappointed in others, but never in ourselves??? On my Catholic Happiness Blog I think (as I have two) I did a post on Molten Calves. It was either done in Oct. or Nov. http://bornofwaterandspirit.wordpress.com God most assuredly put me in my place that day. I think when you read it, you will see how it relates on being “disappointed in others. You will probably have to go to Archives to find. Good job and God Bless, SR
How on Earth can you manage that?? I have ONE and I constantly fail…
Bless You ♥
Bless You for sharing your gifts, your talents with us 🙂
For one, you are not failing on your blog. How do I manage? I only post on Catholic Happiness blog once a week, mostly on Sunday’s or Monday’s. Once in a great while, if I know I am going to be busy on those days, I will post on Fridays. That is my teaching blog.
The “to laugh and cry with you blog” I usually post what I want daily or every other day. Depends on what is up with me, as we all are so busy, this time of the year. God Bless, SR
Quite innovative in my neck of the woods 😉
Thank you and God Love You, SR ♥
Read your post, SR.
Yours is a Print out and Read OFTEN type of Post. So easy to Read and Memorize…the digesting part…I dunno, it may get stuck in my throat way too many times…but I can try 😉
Thank you very much for sharing!!
God Bless You in
You are way too kind, as your blog inspires me so much spiritually.
I promise you as far as “getting stuck in your throat:>) ” it won’t. It will go down eventually:>) It always does mine:>)
I feel all we can do as Christians is to help one another, try to teach one another why others do what they do, help them to understand it, and if they do not want these things, then it is time to shake the dust off.
I just write my heart, and hope someone walks away with something. I humbly thank you for all of your compliments. I greatly thank you for being the person you are. God Bless, SR
You Flatter Me, SR!
I am OverJoyed when my Ramblings can have an effect on others! It is quite validating.
It proves that my Stupidity has Value 😉
My wish is for others to not commit the mistakes I have…As you say, all we can do is Help One Another ♥
And thank You for sharing and being the person that You Are!
God Love You ♥
You do not have “stupidity:>)” Puh-Lease:>) I thank you as well for being the person you are also. I have made quite a few friendships on the “blogsphere” and I value them all. God Bless, SR
Misery loves Company ♥
Misery loves company, how funny:>) God Bless, SR