I will pray for you…

Have you ever had a problem, or an idea that someone else didn’t like and then some holier-than-thou snob sneers and says, “I will pray for you.” It irks me to the nth level when people do that!  How dare they turn a holy communication into a way to be condescending!

“Don’t judge, so that you won’t be judged. For with whatever judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but don’t consider the beam that is in your own eye? Or how will you tell your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye;’ and behold, the beam is in your own eye? You hypocrite! First remove the beam out of your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother’s eye. – Matthew 7:1-5

If someone has a problem – help them!  If you are going to pray for them, shut up and do it.  Don’t tell them about it.  Why are you telling them if you really are going to do it?  Do you tell them so that they will thank you?  You don’t need their thanks, they need your help.  If someone has an idea that you don’t like, tell them.  Explain to them your point of view.  Have a discussion like an adult instead of acting like you are better than them, because, guess what, your not.  We are all loved wholly and therefore equally by God. There is not one among us who is without sin.  There will be no stone casting here! Saying that condescending, “I will pray for you” is one of the reasons that people think Christians are jerks.

You are a Christian, therefore you represent Christianity to the rest of the world.  What should the world think?  Christians are hypocrites and jerks.  Or Christians show God Love on earth.  Think about Who you are representing by your deeds and your words.

Peace be with you.

 

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