Sunday, March 05, 2006

the power of our words...and our prayers

well, many people have noticed that someone has been leaving comments as an "anonymous" person. and many of you have also noticed that the comments being left by this person are completely uncalled for, immature, obnoxious, and totally pointless other than to perhaps make some of us mad. so this post has 2 messages:
1 - to the "anonymous" poster - whoever you are, i have been praying for you. seriously. something must be going on in your life that bothers and upsets you so much that you try to make others around you upset. i can't imagine what it is since i don't know who you are, but i really do care. however, they was you are leaving comments is wrong. there is no need to be so derogatory. and the random swearing and crude comments that you have made only make you seem very much like the idiotic fool and the scoffer that are spoken of in Proverbs. it makes me sad to realize that the more you do this, the more punishment and unhappiness you heap upon yourself. so please stop. not only for our sake, but for yours as well.
2 - for the rest of us - why do people do things like that? what happens to them to make them so spiteful toward the rest of us? i think part of it may be how we treat these people. whoever this person is knows my name. maybe i did something to them that was ungodly. maybe they just don't like me. i don't know for sure. but i think we can all learn something from this. this person is hurting and they want to make others hurt. what can we do? we can love those around us and try to show them that there is a way to be loved in a way that a human cannot comprehend. so the next time that annoying person in your life says or does whatever it is that sets you off, pray for them instead of mockin them. and myabe say something kind to them. you never know how much a little thing can mean to someone else.

12 Comments:

Anonymous hannah said...

AMEN JOE... i needed to hear that today :)

Sunday, March 05, 2006 11:43:00 PM  
Blogger turza said...

i dont even have any clue who or what comments your talking about but alrighty and more power to ya!

Monday, March 06, 2006 1:28:00 PM  
Anonymous lillian said...

yeah...i'm with hannah. you make us all look bad by your great points Joe:)
Tirza-lucky you don't know. whoever it is has left some not so nice comments on more then one blog.

Monday, March 06, 2006 1:54:00 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

i confess... twas me, no just kidding. whoever it was, was pretty uncalled for. but joe makes a good point, as usual. i do like that we got to see joe's smooth creamy side in point 1.

Monday, March 06, 2006 4:11:00 PM  
Blogger yoshi said...

no one has ever told me that i have a smooth creamy side before...that was a little unexpected.

Monday, March 06, 2006 5:58:00 PM  
Blogger Sage said...

Joe that was great man. I'm pride of ya mugga. Ya, I used to be like that... but u were one of those who gave me a hand and pulled me through. I luv ya man... *tear*...j/k...

Monday, March 06, 2006 6:14:00 PM  
Blogger Roberto said...

Joe, you do have a smooth creamy side. Just fyi.

Monday, March 06, 2006 7:22:00 PM  
Blogger turza said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Monday, March 06, 2006 10:07:00 PM  
Blogger yoshi said...

ok...i'm glad you cleared that up for me.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006 6:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Katy said...

Way to be in praying for him and all. You're right, we need to be thinking of the hurts behind the anger. But question then... why did you call him an idiotic fool? I'm not trying to be mean, but that's kind of shooting yourself in the foot. And your thoughts are good, so go with them.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006 7:10:00 PM  
Blogger yoshi said...

i used the term "idiotic fool" b/c that is the term that proverbs uses.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006 9:50:00 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Ah, got it! Okay. Sorry. :)

Sunday, March 12, 2006 11:59:00 PM  

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