Bedtime for the kids, “at-last” time for Sarah. Boyish yelling bounced her up and running to find Tim’s two-year-old sister tightly gripping a handful of the five-year-old’s hair.
Gently removing hair from the little girl’s grip, she responded in fluent PC. Soft, reasoning “I’m-your-friend” tones. “We didn’t mean it, did we, honey?” To Tim: “She doesn’t understand that hurts.”
Barely seated, she sprung up again as a little girl’s enraged screaming filled the house.
Tim calmly looked at his mom, saying, “She knows now.”
Jesus said, “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12). Actual terms: “wickedness” = lawlessness; “love” = agape
He meant this current fad of “You don’t tell ME what to do” would be like Zika in the Church to the point most having experienced spiritual love to and from God would cave in favor of whatever’s behind Door #2. Yeah, Jesus actually said, “most”.
Interesting, isn’t it, that Evil in all it’s faces loves to dish it out but screams in rage when it gets its own back? Look around. It’s in the news.
Faith is now starting to cost us, fellow spiritual warrior. Man and woman up.
What you allow will continue.
Time to shine.
© D. Dean Boone, August 2016