I’m shocked. I just never saw it previously. I should change my email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. I am consumed with petty issues/concerns all day long, every day, especially when I’m all alone, with no audio input, just silence. Or out in public by myself, observing others. Jesus has been EXPOSING my flesh to me. My life is all about ME. And the petty ways I attempt to feel superior to others. Mean and ungenerous in small, trifling things, is Dave. Except. When I’ve been freshly convicted of the sin of INdependence/pride/worldliness/pettiness. Freshly undone, contrite, I’m able to enjoy everyone just as they are, and everything just as it is, for we are all His creations. So much happier. He did not create them for me to analyze, criticize, judge, but for me to enjoy.
Jesus, in Matt 25: “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to Me.” I wonder if it’s even possible to really enjoy Jesus, if I’m not really enjoying all His creations?
— Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, freshly grateful that the grace of Jesus is for sinners, flows downhill to even the most-lowly-and-petty of humans, having no worthiness of our own
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