It’s been too long since the last time I updated this blog. To start things off on this blog post I will let you guys in on something that I’ve been wrestling with in my own heart and then we can get to the life update, just to let you not much is going on there. lol
I find it funny and truly horrifying that we as Christians always talk about how we need to love everyone, no matter what the circumstance. Ok I will confess I sometimes don’t practice this, but I do try my hardest, but the thing that really rubs me wrong, is that we can say these things in our church setting, and then go out of the “church” and hate whole groups of people.
Being loved means to be accepted, so if we truly want to love everyone we need to accept everyone, for who they truly are, not what we want to make them but who they are, no matter what their race, age, gender, sexuality, or religion. We are all different in our own ways, some “crazier” than others. The golden rule “Treat others the same way you want them to treat you. ~ Luke 6:31“ is exactly what we, as Christians need to do.
I am reminded of the parable of the good Samaritan. He, as a Samaritan(The most hated people by the Jews back in those days), helped an injured Jewish traveler. He looked past what this man was, and simply loved him and helped get back to good health. this would have been unheard of in those days, a Samaritan helping his enemy, but this is what we are commanded to do in our scriptures, “But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. ~ Luke 6:26-27 NASB”. We need to treat everyone the same way we would like to be treated. Thanks for reading my rants.
Now to update you guys a little bit on my life. Well I have been back in Okeechobee for awhile now and I have to say, it is quite boring. That said I am hoping to start nursing classes at IRSC either next semester or this coming fall. I have so much to do in between that time though haha. There’s not really much more to say.Love To All Of My Readers,
John James Williams Jr
November 21, 2o1o