Fighting the flesh

Malak

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I had an interesting question as part of an assignment in my schooling for human services management. What client behaviors would you have trouble accepting? Questions like this are great because they give you a chance to evaluate your responses to certain things. My answer was obvious to me. I have trouble with people who believe their concerns are extremely important but take no consideration for anyone else around them. I find such people undeserving of any help and my first reaction is to leave them to rot.

That of course would make me a hypocrite. The most important part of my faith which I want to guide my life is love, and living by love means it is not a choice. Every man was made with an equal amount of influence in this world. I could choose to let those people's negative influence affect my life and make my choices negative. Or I can choose to be a positive influence with the hope that it will affect their attitude.

Titus 1:15-16
Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are defiled. Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are despicable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good.

Jesus did everything he could to help people, but made it abundantly clear how much he despised the religious types that claimed to be of his chosen flock but lived like they had no idea what that meant. There is a book called Christian Atheist which talks about this. Those same people that attacked Jesus continue to attack others today in the name of God. They remind me every day who I want to be like. Loving like God, not hateful like man. The meaning of life is being what you believe, not what others believe.
 

Crono

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Excellent 10k post, but that lead-in about human services management threw me off.
 

shortylickens

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lxskllr

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I want to dislike this thread due to the Christian overtones, but I agree with you... Other than the god stuff anyway :^P
 

lsv

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I was offput until I saw the post count. Well played good sir.
 

Malak

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I want to dislike this thread due to the Christian overtones, but I agree with you... Other than the god stuff anyway :^P

Agreeing on love is the best beginning to changing the world. Or maybe at least ATOT?:sneaky: