Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Realistic Expectations

If we have to wait until ideological purity is achieved, we'll be waiting for God ot. I don't know about you, but I ain't got the time.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them.

Mark 6:11

Sometimes we waste time trying to change the opinion of others instead of the condition of ourselves. God is about reversing the usual order of things and sometimes says rather, "I'm going to empower and liberate YOU."

Redressing our grievances and making sure that justice is administered will depend upon us and not others. May we faithfully accept and use all of the mercies and privileges which God has extended toward us through the suffering and sacrifice of others.



Hagar's Daughter said...


You have shed new light on this scripture. I understand it from a totally different perspective.

God frees us from the unrealistic expectation that everyone will accept us, accept what we have to say, or accept Truth as we know and understand truth. We don't have to wrestle with that type of rejection. We are given permission to say what Truth is as Truth has been revealed to us, then move on. No fighting, no arguing, no hating - just move on.

It's not always about the other, sometimes it's about us.

Revvy Rev said...

Preach Daughter!

Blog Queen said...

the events that have unfolded in the last few weeks...are...in a word...SCARY