“If you are reading this . . .”
That’s as strange as, “If you’re here, and—” Grab your coffee and walk with me.
The meme that began that way continued: “May God remove your pain, worries, and problems and replace them with health, happiness and peace.”
That’s sweet. With respect, however, the one thing we most do NOT need more of are unchallenged, undisciplined buttercups who go into A-fib when someone disagrees with them or something offends them.
Dealing with ugly, negative experiences make us appreciate positive ones. Health, happiness and peace are of immense value. Yet if they’re all you ever experience, your faith will have the stilts sawed off when Life hands you pain, worries and problems.
So. I wish you just enough of each that you know from your own journey how faithful God is in helping carry you through any or all.
Oh–and be a little more discerning when reading memes.
© D. Dean Boone, June 2017