It was on "Loving your neighbor."
Easy peasy huh??
I answered the questions....shut the book and my Bible...and made my on to the bike rodeo at a precious local elementary school.
These kids were not kidding around about this deal.
It was as intense as it was adorable and I may or may not have bit my nails while my two favorite participants rode through the dreaded figure 8.
"If God is for us, who can be against us." ~Romans 8:31
Looks like I was not alone after all.
Well, this is just great.....now, I have a whole new problem on my hand....
The guy knows I am Christian....which I might add he was not exactly, ummmm, inspired by.
My first clue was his accusation that he was, "disgusted that I was probably one of those proselytizers that hates Muslims."
This is a good one God.
I began searching my memory....for an escape clause in the verse...like maybe somewhere in the verse it said..."you don't need to love the hostile maniacs who interrupt a perfectly lovely morning with good friends, watching cute kids try to ride as slow as cold molasses....
but alas....love your neighbor...." (For the record, I did not locate this part of the verse.)
I listened to my "neighbor" rant and rave. And then, I listened some more.
He informed me that "he took plenty of pictures of my car, the sticker and my license plate!"
(Apparently he is trying to get a job as the world's most boring photographer.)
I stuck my hand out and shook his, as I looked him square in the eye and said have a nice day.
Why? Because I was raised right.
His response? "I'm still deeply offended!"
Yes, I got that.
Lest you think I was saintly, be glad I am not typing what was going thru my head...none of which is fit for a public blog connected to a church.
(Although, you should know it was goooooood......
I was quick. I was funny and I was smart. Also, in my head, he looked like this, but I was holding the axe.)
God, Thank You for Your Grace....thank You for the people that extend it.
May I always be one of them.
In His Dust,