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Reflection by Connie Beckman
Today's Gospel: Luke 12:54-59
Jesus is encouraging me, before I make a mountain out of a molehill, to deal with it and settle it. However, sometimes my stubborn pride screams, “I am right on this one!” I proceed to make a mountain out of a molehill causing more hurt and anguish in my relationship, especially with my husband.
Insisting that I am right and the other person is wrong only causes the relationship to be damaged. When confronted with differences of how to proceed with a situation, instead of insisting that I am right, I can stop and ask the Holy Spirit to speak through me.
When I am about to cause a rift in a relationship because I am insisting that I am right, I could say to the other person, “You know, you could be right.” These few words can calm me and the other person as well.
The other saying I like to use when I am getting upset is: “For now, let’s agree to disagree.” This has helped me to end a heated conversation without damaging the relationship.
I wonder how many relationships could be saved if only we took Jesus’ words to heart about how to settle the little storms of life before they become hurricanes?
In trying to get your point across, are you making a mountain out of a molehill? Is Jesus asking you to surrender this situation to Him so He can give you His words of wisdom to speak in love?
Jesus, I humbly surrender to You this situation that is robbing me of Your peace. Holy Spirit, fill me with Your words of wisdom so that Your healing peace will flow.
Copyright 2020 Connie Beckman
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