Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wielding worry

It never ceases to amaze me how good Christian people wield worry like a battle-axe, when it was a teaching of their Lord not to worry because, "Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life [b]?"

Some people go out of there way to bring their worry down upon you, like it is their Christian duty.

Now I know it's easier said than done to follow His teachings and they are no worse at this one than all the others like;

"Be careful not to do your acts of righteousness before men" and
"when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners." or
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal."

When we see the religious right on both sides of conflicts, worrying about protecting themselves, and their treasures from the other, then they are dishonoring the very concepts their faith is built on. When we see them hating their enemies, instead of loving them, then the hot coals of fire are firmly in place on their own heads. Until the "responsible" leaders of the great religions and nations start reminding themselves, and others, to follow the teachings of their great profit or Lord, then there is no chance of a promised peace.

If you agree with what I'm stating here and know of any "godly" people wielding the worry axe, remind them of the saying " why call me Lord and not do the things I say" or for the others just the good old adage " before you worry about the cinder in your brothers eye, take the log out of your own."

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