Incident with a neigbour

I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. —Romans 7:15

Life would be easier if becoming a Christian included surgical removal of my “mean thoughts” and “unkindness” parts! Sometimes I’m so fixated on what’s “fair” that I forget to be kind, generous or gracious. Instead I’m petty: if a colleague leaves a dirty cup in the sink and forgets about it, I won’t wash it because in my mind they put it there so they should wash it, but if I’m already washing a couple of things how much extra time does it take to wash a cup?

My Christian walk has been feeling more real over the past seven months. I see areas in my life that need improvement. Behaviour that I wouldn’t have thought twice about (like the pettiness above) feels wrong. I’m less inclined to judge others or tell them what to do. I’m slowly learning to keep quiet unless doing so would harm someone (this is hard, especially at work!). Continue reading