I was talking to one of my sister and we were discussing the state of our relationships with our siblings. We have a brother that is pretty much no good, but he's harmful to no one but himself (and has been like this for decades). We have a sister that is toxic and hurts everyone who attempts a relationship with her (and has been like this for decades).
We were talking about the difference nuances of being able to accept and have a relationship with people and I told her that even tho she doesn't choose to have a relationship with our brother I choose to have one with him because 1. He is a child of God and by God's choice was made a part of my inner circle. 2. Tho he has made serious mistakes in his life (as we all have) our Bible teaches us to not hold him to faults from his past (as our sins are forgiven so too should we forgive) and, 3. As far as I'm concerned my brother is 'Flawed but Harmless".
Our sister on the other hand, is the same as #1, the same as #2, but NOT the same as #3 -- and I cannot have a relationship with her because she does do harm and does continually provoke wrath (which is unGodly and we're told to not be a part of such things) and in my heart she has been tagged as "Danger Do Not Approach".
Anyhow, all this got me to wondering - if each of us were given a descriptive tag to let the whole world know what to expect from us, what do you think yours might say?
(I think mine might say - "Sometimes Stupid and Always Unperfect but Otherwise Well Intentioned")
Answer by ria7 at 9:52 AM on Dec. 23, 2010
Answer by mmmegan38 at 11:41 AM on Dec. 23, 2010
Answer by sexyfancyface at 2:51 PM on Dec. 23, 2010