I wrestle with so many things, but it was interesting hearing a lively conversation during football expressing the various views of wealth, capitalism, and ethics. Especially since, the Chicago Bears didn't bother to play today. Go Green Bay.
While trying to discern a familiar verse on love found in 1 Corinthians 13:6, "it (love) does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth," I had no idea that my rudeness would be such a perfect example. I knew that it is not good to rejoice in doing things that are bad, but what exactly is the activity of rejoicing in the truth.
You see, as I was reaping a wonderful day with others, great teaching on a podcast, I ended up coming up stairs and within a minute, I was rude and not patient with my daughter and James. However, walking 3 feet away, conviction came QUICKLY, and I apologized and ended up the rest of the night enjoying my family.
|just as a old cream can ruin a perfectly good cup of coffee, a little slip of a word can ruin a perfectly good day|
I also agree that it is not the blatant rejoicing at wrongdoings (like yeah-I stole a car), but it could be the simple justifying my wrong attitude or making excuses. (Thanks Juli).
Now, I need to go do some mail and not cry because it was 51 degrees here in Alaska tonight, and we are going down to a cold front in Texas. Ugh!