Midweek Message, May 30, 2018

36 “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” 37 He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:36-39

A friend posted these quotes on a social media site and I found them to be spiritually and psychologically true. I hope you find them helpful. I recently had an important discussion with a parishioner dealing with number 3.

Three quotes that will help you find peace when dealing with difficult people:

1.   The greatest stress you go through when dealing with a difficult person is not fueled by the words and actions of this person-it is fueled by your mind that gives their words and actions importance.

2.   It’s OK to be upset. It’s never OK to be cruel. Rage, resentment, and jealousy do not change the hearts of others-they only change yours.

3.   Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace. Free yourself of the burden of being an eternal victim.



P.S. I hope you will help our church attain a summer attendance goal by being in worship every Sunday you can from June – August.


·        Sign-up continues for our June 25-29 Vacation Bible School.

·        Prayer requested for our Puerto Rico Mission Team. June 16-23.

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