Saturday, March 16, 2013

Angels unaware

Speaking of the Bible, one of my favorite passages tells us that we are sometimes "entertaining angels unaware". My mother explained to me many years ago that what it meant was that the person checking us out at the grocery store, of the beggar by the side of the street, could be angels and this is why we should be treating everyone as though they are God's special creatures, because God loves us all equally and that's what his message is.

Sometimes, when I deal with an especially difficult person, or am asked for help by someone, or have to wait in line behind a loud customer taking up too much of the merchant's time, I think about this passage and it tempers my reaction. And I think that's exactly what God intended for it to do...

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