My whole life I have been nice to people, even when they have hurt me, whether intentionally or unintentionally.
I’m still being told that’s what I should do, by Christians, who think this is wisdom.
It isn’t wisdom, it is apathy, choosing an easy life, not wanting to rock the boat.
Did Jesus act ‘nicely’ to everyone? No He didn’t. So, no I won’t listen to other ‘Christians’ who fail to see what Jesus modelled.
I’m not here to be like other Christians, I am here to be more like Jesus.
Jesus chucked people out of temples, when dealing with the adulterous woman being treated badly – He stated the truth and the temple emptied, He got angry many times, He said ‘get behind me Satan’ when people made a choice to do wrong/sin/evil. When doing this, He was dealing with reality, dealing with it appropriately. He wasn’t apathetic.
I’m not Jesus, for from, never will be perfect Jesus, but I see how He modelled for us to live our life.
I get told in counselling, I have to treat people who have hurt me, harmed me, let me down, betrayed me, abused me – as though they are human beings and be nice to them. Apparently, that is meant to be compassion and love.
Well, you know what that does? Enables them. Tells them their behaviour is okay. That is choosing evil. That is not doing anything to try any reduce abuse and sin. So, it is not spiritual wisdom. Continue reading