For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 New International Version
Every day I pray that Jesus molds me to be more like Him.
One day I wanted to go to the library to work on my writing. (it is very hot and the library has air-conditioning. As well they are doing construction where I live and it is very noisy).
There was a strong feeling to go grocery shopping instead.
When at the supermarket there was a one day sale where many of the items needed were half price.
While waiting in line an elderly Chinese female tried to queue jump in front of me.
I firmly but politely informed her to go to the back of the line as I stretched out my arm to prevent her from jumping in front of me.
Chinese are very stubborn and rude so the arm was put out because they just ignore you and do as they want anyway.
She tried to ignore me and push in front. I gently but firmly pushed her back and told her in a stronger voice to get to the back of the line.
She understood she was not going to get away with her rudeness and the cashier informed her she would not accept her groceries until she got to the back of the line so she angrily went to the back of the line.
The other Chinese females were happily impressed. Upon reflecting upon it later I realized that is exactly what Jesus would have done.
Please do not be politically correct and say the old female should have been allowed to get away with her arrogant rudeness. Jesus did not accept abhorrent behavior from anyone regardless of age or status and neither should a Christian.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rabbi (God our teacher) for blessing me in the proper manner in how to deal with arrogant and rude men and women.
I give thanks for this gift in the name of he who did not tolerate rudeness Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.