I would speak of being blessed for being persecuted for righteousness sake and warn of getting no blessing for being persecuted for being a jerk.
I would speak of not making messes for Jesus to have to send others to clean up and about how our repentance should be as well known as our sin.
Completing that task meant I could get some errands finished, including exchanging a screen protector I had purchased.
It was the wrong size, though the box said it was specifically for the tablet I bought it for.
We’d be in and out in five minutes.
The customer service agent greeted me and after I explained what I wanted to do, he informed me that I had bought the wrong thing, for the wrong product, in the wrong size.
Not so, I said… showing him the label and the packaging.
He then continued to argue…which made me mad.
He then turned and walked away…which made me explode.
I followed him, cornered him, and nothing from that point on resembled any Beatitude.
The other employees fled my wrath and Trey asked if he could possibly browse another section of the store.
Having no escape route available, the now nervous clerk decided to help after all.
I was relishing my victory when the Lord interrupted my touchdown dance.
He mentioned something I had written about proud jerks making a mess for Jesus that others would have to clean up and if I knew if anyone was available to clean up the one I had just made.
I began to apologize profusely to the clerk, who looked at me as one would look at someone who had just been relieved of demon.
I confessed my pride and ill temper and asked for forgiveness.
There… I repented.
“Your repentance should be as well known as your sin”.
Now I get to apologize to everyone within earshot.
Painful, but better.
Not finished yet…
I get to apologize to Trey for my pathetic example.
Not quite….the sin was against God first.
Now, I’m done.
Except for writing this…
I think I prefer shopping online.
Make your own application…