reply to post by obnoxiouschick
s&f for you for bringing the subject up.
humility, humbleness and meekness are some of the most wonderful qualities of humankind, whether they be people of faith or not. this is the struggle
and challenge of the people today, and i believe that if you strive toward this then you are doing the right thing. people may disagree, but what
kind of people disagree? in my opinion, those who do are the ones perpetuating the misery the world is experiencing and profiting from it. but, my
friend, they will only profit in this world.
believing in God, i assume you believe there is a greater plan for humankind than what we see at the surface or than what we can imagine due to the
limitations of the flesh.
being a christian (i'm assuming here), one of the greatest tenets is FAITH. plain and simple. if you have faith, you have a complete trust in God.
you do not fear evil, or even harm to yourself, because you (should) believe that whatever happens, it is God's will. even with the concept of
free-will, there is also the concept of predestination. so then, in my opinion, the greatest way to prove you have true faith in God, you submit to
his will and therefore accept what comes with gratitude, humility, humbleness, and meekness.
yes, this world is crazy and it is easy to become angry or fed up- especially in seeing the hard-heartedness of the people these days. it's very
very sad, the state of the world we live in. but still, if you have true faith in God, and believe Jesus to be the example of what a christian should
strive to emulate, then you will persevere with patience and love and kindness. Jesus did not get angry, he knew God has a plan. He treated
everyone, especially his enemies, with kindness and patience. things might not make sense at the surface, and it might get hard to watch all the
horrible things happening right before our eyes, but we are commanded to be christ-like throughout all hardships and adversity, and doing so brings
blessings... not just to you, but to those you touch and to those who have eyes to see you. just keep praying, and remember God knows best, and there
is definitely a reason for everything. do what you can to help those around you and to be a good example. that's my view on the subject, and is
only my opinion. i can't really tell you what to do, but you seem to have a good head on your shoulders and i believe that with prayer and
thoughtful contemplation you will find the answers you seek.
God Bless and Peace be upon You.