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Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by White Dove, Mar 21, 2009.

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  1. White Dove

    White Dove Well-Known Member

    I am a tad bit upset and hurt. I went to church singing tonight and at the small dinner afterward i always ask the minister if i can take some of the left overs to a neighbor jerry and several others that cant make it to church themselves and the minister always says i can do that, so this night i was getting about 4 plates of left overs, 2 would be going to jerry. Jerry is one of my neighbors who lives in a small camper. he does not have lights nor running water, jerry works very hard at logging and gets in way after dark, most the time he can not get himself anything to eat, so out of the kindness of my heart and my nieces heart we all get him something to eat when the church has a dinner, well anyhow as we were getting this food one of the ladies at church told us we should have him come to church if he wants something to eat. that is not all that easy to do especially with the shape and time at work he does he cant exactly be there. the way she said it really hurt me and my nieces.. we are supposed to be like jesus and show love to everyone, not matter what they may be or do. it made me feel as though it may be wrong for us to do that or rather thats how she made us feel.. i love everyone and try to show my love toward everyone around me. and i do not care if they are homeless, in prison, or down on their luck i will still try and show them love, the love of God... even God had eaten with the sinners at one time, you have to show a person love and do good to them.. RIGHT? it kind of upset and hurt my feelings cause these neighbors i love them.. i took a dinner once to sherrys family and now little 6 year old sherry comes to church, her sister has came once or twice.. you got to show you love them, you cant just say it, you have to be a doer of the word also, right?

    I mean what harm is there in taking left over food ( this is left overs cause everyone else had done eat and they were going to throw the rest away ) to someone who does not have any? i mean what harm does it do? if people would just stop and think about all the food we here in america waste and how much of that food could feed many people.

    it upset me, it really has.. the minister announced my name tonight at bringing a lot of people to the church.. he said i do a lot of evanglizing.. he announced my name tonight but he need not do that, its not me that does it, its God that brings them in. i only show his love to everyone else around me.. perhaps maybe the ladt got jealous? i dont know, but it kind of upset me and im kind of upset about it...

    why are some people like that? is it really wrong for me to share Gods love or rather just share love of any kind?

  2. Anime-Zodiac

    Anime-Zodiac Well-Known Member

    It is and never will be wrong of you to show kindness and be kind.
    So don't ever doubt yourself because your heart is in the right place.

    As for this person, well perhaps she was having a bad day, perhaps she was in some way jealous or perhaps she really ment what she said.
    In any case, it's just their opinion.
    Also i'm guessing this is the first time she has mentioned this to you, correct me if i'm wrong though.

    Don't let this get you down ok. Hope you feel better soon.
  3. Ignored

    Ignored Staff Alumni

    If the minister has said it's ok then it's got nothing to do with her. Ignore her!
  4. soliloquise

    soliloquise Well-Known Member

    people can be stupid and petty... keep doing it. in fact do it more cos you are right in all you said.
  5. Starlite

    Starlite Senior Member

    Susan, you keep doing what you do and don't let one person falter that for you! Pay her no mind, she is either jealous or just plain mean and selfish! Either way, you do what you do out of love and kindness, keep showing that!

  6. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    I guess she is right in that the people could come to church if they want to attend the dinner, but is that what Christianity is really about? What harm is it to anyone when they were going to dispose of the food anyway? Would it be a benefit to fill the mouths of a trash can or those of a person in need? Maybe she needs to revisit her own spirituality. It would be different if you were taking it away from someone else. Just let her comments go and don't worry about her.
  7. Stranger1

    Stranger1 Forum Buddy & Antiquities Friend

    You are doing nothing wrong!! Your minister had already said yes when you asked..Don't let one person take you down..Helping others is a gift called LOVE!!!
  8. White Dove

    White Dove Well-Known Member

    Thank you guys so much for the kind words and encouragement..:smile:

    I was just so upset that i did not even attend church at all today.. Jerry is a very good neighbor and friend and most the time he cant come to church due to either his health ( and he has a lot of health problems ) or he is still at work when church starts. And with him living in that tiny, and i mean tiny camper i dont see how he even eats. he has no water , no lights, burns kerosine lamp and heat is by kerosine. i just like helping him and showing him love.

    perhaps your right? perhaps she was just in a bad mood or something, but the way she said it really hurt, and what hurts the most is she said it right in front of my 13 year old niece and little 6 year old sherry who i take to church now. they even asked me after church if it was wrong:blink: i told them no, its not wrong to help someone like jerry.. perhaps it was because sherry took 2 plates herself home to her mom and dad? Maybe she did not mean anything by it, but the way it come out it was as if she was very angry i was taking food to someone else..

    anyway.. thank you guys so much for your words of encouragment and kindness. it really does mean a lot to me. i may go wednesday night to church, or maybe not? i will ask God that. thanks.

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