Wednesday, May 18, 2005

"What's goes around comes around"

Ever wonder who came up with that saying? I hate that saying. I know God is our judge. I know that. But who would want something bad to happen to someone else. I hear that every day. I have even said it myself. Why? I think I did it to throw out that big "PRIDE". It's like throwing your weight around, like being big about something. "PRIDE" is often bad. I have often told my children this..."If you are too proud to say you are sorry (even when you are not wrong)...You are too proud". Is that not a true statement? Why would or could you not say you are sorry...Even when you have done nothing wrong? You could...if you loved God. I have many, many times said I am sorry when I was not at fault. We don't need to hate each other. We need to love each other. There is not enough love for each other. God commands us to love one another. I'll be the 1st to say that I haven't been the best at loving all the time. If you are like me, sometimes you can love someone from a distance. Right? And also, sometimes it is better to love that someone from the end of the road. So, I'm not yanking anyone's chain besides mine. I too am sometimes 100% guilty of not being Christ-like. But, I can say this, I don't want anyone to suffer. You can sometimes be your own demise!


tomorrows up to me said...

I agree wholeheartedly! Pride is a slippery slope thats easy to slide down. Pride has cost me alot in the past. I have vowed to myself to always say sorry, or be the first to give in. This world is backward in alot of things.Saying sorry or giving in is often seen as a weakness in this world,when it really is a sign of strength!

Corry said...

Hey Karen,

I totally agree on the pride. It costs us our happiness and is in total contrast with God's word. Actually, as the Bible states: pride goes before the fall!

Concerning "what goes around comes around", I would like to point something out.
It says in the Bible:
Galatians 6:7
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

You reap what you sow, or: what goes around comes around.
It is not meant as a threat, but as a warning: Be careful/mindful what you give, for what you give, you will receive.

Although most people use it in a negative way, it definitely is also an encouragement and a promise. Sow love, reap love, sow care, reap care, sow encouragement, reap encouragement etc. We know that love, hope and faith should be our driving force. When we do, then that statement does not indicate a threat at all, but a promise. And when you know in your heart that you do things out of love, hope and faith, then you can smile about it:-)