The world is messy and filled with pain as I strive to be a rainbow depending on the rain.
Just when I feel as though I have made strides, someone enters in and disturbs my ride.
Almost a year ago I had posted the included photo and tagged several contacts on facebook to express my gratitude/appreciation for their influence in my life. One of those that I tagged had a close associate of his make a comment on my photo; The comment:
Liam Scheff (July 27, 2012): “Did you say, “give you a boner?” I didn’t see that there… Is that wrong… wrong to say” I felt his comment was mocking my sincerity and my response was to delete it with the message: “Hey, I didn’t like this comment. l could care less about boners! Show some repect! WOW!” He then responded, “it was a joke. You can delete it. A joke. playful joke. Delete it.” and to block me? Just recently I went to the Chicago Health Expo in hopes of finally meeting and thanking the contact that I had tagged in the picture. As my luck or lack there of would have it I ended up missing Robert but came face to face with his collegue Liam at their booth. I’m quite certain when my eyes landed on him and recognized him I looked like I had seen a ghost. Of course I didn’t say anything and went on about my business but it left me feeling such unresolve. Mind you I didn’t really know anything about Liam, other than he was a team member of Robert’s. Ever since the collide ( as I call it ) at the health expo, I almost became haunted by the feeling of contempt and animosity that obviously is involved with blocking a person. I must admit I don’t take much lightly in life that’s for sure! So being as inquisitive as I am I since have been trying to discover the enigma that was right before my eyes; seeing someone makes them real I guess? As I have found vast information available about Liam my intrigue and empathy had grown. I have discovered he has a brilliant mind and I was able to find understanding; also uncover the darkness that I was able to feel previously. So now I am just wondering to myself why? Why this stranger that violated my emotions initially, I have now formed a respect and compassion for despite his obvious darkness? Once again I can reference the Bible and the Heavenly Spirit for the reasons that are so much part of my nature. I can feel the Holy spirit that continues to move me.
Matthew 5:43-48New Living Translation (NLT)
Teaching about Love for Enemies
43 “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’[a] and hate your enemy. 44 But I say, love your enemies![b] Pray for those who persecute you! 45 In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. 46 If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. 47 If you are kind only to your friends,[c] how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. 48 But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.