"Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body."
~ Proverbs 16:24
"Do not punish us for the sins of our ancestors. Have mercy on us now; we have lost all hope."
~ Psalm 79:8 GNT
Had the most interesting curious moment at the bus stop yesterday morning . . . well, truth be told everyday yeilds an interesting curious momentS at the bus stop but somedays . . . mmm, well somedays one lil thing just kinda sticks to you through out the day . . .
Another mother was basically grilling a young girl about her mother who works at a bank . . . her questions were annoying fer sure but when I saw the lil girls face & it was obvious she was not comfortable with the questions or snarky remarks . . . well, to me it went beyond annoying especially when I noted this mother seemed to be taking a bit of joy in her remarks . . . so I stepped in & tried to counter act her direction of snide-ness . . . apparently I succeed somewhat . . . the mother's expression made it clear she did not appreciate my interupting her fun as the young girls face let me know she was relieved . . . soooo this mother then decides to turn her snippiness at me . . . it was a simple comment made . . . actually it held a fair amount of truth . . . "You know, people talk about you all being poor people." . . . followed with lil chants of "They say oh how poor those people are." & stuff along that line . . . for a moment I really did not hear her next few sentences for I was a lil bit stunned by her comment & amazed at the amount of hurt I felt over such a silly silly simple statement . . . the words smarted but I think what took me back a bit was the pleasure you could see in this womans eyes at taking jabs at others . . . as much as my tongue itched to split & give her a few words she was already quite aware of, my reply was that she needed to retract her claws for today I was not gonna stand there & let her take swipes
Even thou I walked away & tried to play it off . . .for some reason or another her words really did bruise my flesh & I smarted through out the day over her silly simple words . . .
I talked to God about it . . . & I did feel come up inside me "Poor? They say you are poor? Well, if that is the only bad thing they can go around saying about you you are Blessed indeed." & I did smile at that for it is true . . . but still . . . mmm, that flesh of mine was smarting something fierce!
Truth be told it is still simmering quite a bit . . . so I am praying & believing that I will keep a lock on my lips today & not conform to the nature of the beast that so many (including myself) easily fall prey too . . .
God, You know the failings of my family and how those failings have affected me. Heal me and teach me to live in a manner worthy of Your name. Amen
Until next time . . .