Shouldn't people reap what they sow?!

Some folks live by a twisted Golden Rule that does to others as others have done to them.

It’s an easy trap to fall into, even for parents, missionaries, bishops, and school teachers.

When people plant bad seed by doing something against me, why should I not contribute to the bad harvest awaiting them?

And why should they not get what they deserve?

Where is the justice in the Golden Rule?

For reference, here is what Jesus said:

“And as ye would that men should do to you,
do ye also to them likewise.”

(Luke 6:31)

So…what’s so great about that? Why should I not do to others as they’ve already done to me? Continue reading

It's hard to steer straight when you're navel gazing!

Self-pity has no kinship with humility.

[The Scriptures say in Luke 14:11 -- Whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased]
Self-pity is a form of self-exaltation!

Self-pity is weakness, not meekness.

Self-pity steals attention from God. Self-pity reveals a focus on self which cannot co-exist with a focus on Christ. Thus, self-pity leaves Jesus out of the picture. If the previous be true, self-pity is sin. Continue reading