Friday, March 02, 2007

Disappointed with Christians

Lent Day 12

Matthew 26.45 The he returned to the disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Look the hour is near..."

It wasn't like Jesus didn't ask for the prayer support of his disciples. They were supposed to avoid this ill advised sleep. Timing is everything isn't it! When we face the extremem circumstance we need friends but they will let us down... if not now, someday soon.

What is a christian to do with this betrayal of other believers? How do we handle the disappointment? How do we trust again? These steps have helped me...

1. we must remember that we have let others down too. It is a part of the human experience.
2. We must know the heart of another in order to trust them
3. We must relinquish all unforgiveness and bitterness for their sake, AND our own.

A wise christian gentlemen once told me to make sure my debts are paid up and my list is short. Living everyday as your last helps you with this. God help us all.

1 comment:

Weezer said...

I think that one of the greatest things that you guys have taught me is the blessing of going to bed with a clear conscience...Do you really want to be tossing and turning over that? Keeping your list short is great advise.