I wanted to take a minute and thank pinkagendist. This wonderful man, after reading my many weird posts, and still returning anyways, decided to help a fellow penniless smoker out, and bought me a real E-Cigarette in order to help me quit smoking. And he did this all the way from Spain!! This guy’s beliefs are in contrast with mine, and yet while he asks me questions, he’s never been insulting or rude. We agree with some core issues about bullying and some about politics. Plus, his little rants make me laugh. He has a great sense of humor. I consider this person to be a friend, and even if it makes his hair curl, I’m praying every good thing in the world for him.
I tend to believe that God‘s principles work for the Christian as well as the not-yet reborn. I find that even people who do not believe who give money to charity are blessed with a return, and I am praying that pinkagendist gets 10 times what he has given to me. If my Christian brothers and sisters would do the same, I would be truly appreciative.
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
I know a ton of Christians, but when it comes to being givers, there just aren’t as many out there as you would think there would be.
Christianity is not some exclusive God Club that we must only congregate with each other…it is a war in which we are trying to save people who have not yet been rescued. The unsaved are not our enemies…they are the people we were sent here to try to save. Satan is our enemy. Sometimes, even I need to be reminded of that. I think it is good to remember sometimes that these people are the way we once were, and should be given the respect and empathy we had hoped at one time someone would have given us. Love is what led me to Jesus, not insults, and not proof and debate. Pure love and acceptance and understanding. I hope pinkagendist knows that I only hope for good things for him.
You have no idea how much this act of kindness means to me, Pink! I hope you have the best couple of months you’ve ever had. 😀