Friday, March 17, 2017
NO arguments in 2017
The man with all the answers could have argued, but He was smart and He just let the woman have her opinions without correcting her. The wise Man wasn't interested in winning the argument of ownership of the well, nor did He respond to why people with a different ethnic background or political view insist that they were correct. He also remained calm after shocking her by simply asking her for a drink. You see, He was more interested in winning her soul than having her agree with His beliefs. His way was to 'be' understanding of varying cultures. He was consistently courteous to those who held opposing beliefs. For me, there is an important lesson in the story of Jesus meeting the woman with a questionable character at the well. Therefore, I choose to refuse to argue with people who hold different political or spiritual beliefs. Wisely I will hold my tongue, smile, listen and offer "I can understand how you feel, I once felt that way too, but you know what I found?" IF they ask "What?" Then I will respond with "I found that my ways, and my judgments did not honor God, and so today, I choose to love everyone, even if their ways are not what I believe they should be."