|Why Was She So Angry?|
Although I was an onlooker, my friend was raging with anger as she spouted to her co-workers.
She was very disturbed and offended about one of her fellow Christian friends who had said some remarks about her living with her lover for many years without the benefit of marriage.
In anger she said, “I am a 'committed Christian,' and my lover and I are so much in love and have been for a good many years, and I can’t believe how cruel and horrible my Christian ‘friend’ was with her unkind criticism of my way of life.”
I was amazed as her co-workers quickly rallied around her in defense of her errant lifestyle. They agreed with her that some Christians are clueless about this Hip generation and are simply hateful. They all attempted to justify what they knew in their hearts was wrong.
As I contemplated why the complication of these two precious lives had not found a solution to arrange a wedding it baffled me.
Financially, and emotionally a marriage would improve her situation, plus it would be an example to others who wondered if “Christians” (or anyone) living together outside of Marriage was okay if you merely declared your love for the person.
It was not my place at this time to preach, but only to observe. I questioned to myself, “Why is she so angry at hearing “Truth.”
Then I was reminded about Jesus when he spoke truth; it infuriated the Scribes and Pharisees. They were so enraged at the ministry of Jesus that they hated him and planned how they might kill him.
Then as I continued to ponder “Why was she so hopping mad at hearing truth from her ‘Christian’ friend?” another thought occurred to me.
It was the story of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery brought to Him for stoning. He wrote in the sand (was it the sins of the accusers?) and then he said the words, “He that is without sin let him cast the first stone.”
What to do? We all are guilty of some sort of past sin and I certainly was not in a position to cast any stones, so my duty is to pray for my friend that she and her lover of many years will seek wisdom and find a lawful solution to their obvious problem.
At least it was obvious to me;
and also to her Christian Friend. J
Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage with great patience and careful instruction. - - 2 Timothy 4:2