Huggable and Buggable
What is it about us humans that make us prone to mistreatment of others, angry assaults, verbal misrepresentations, the choosing of sides (the existence of sides), stubborn wills, childish squabbles, ornery, nitpicking, intolerant, unaccepting attitudes?
Aren’t we given the direct command to “keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace”?
Charles H. Spurgeon, a minister in London, England, had a pastor-friend, Dr. Newman Hall, who wrote a book entitled, Come To Jesus. Another preacher published an article in which he ridiculed Hall. Hall was incensed and wrote a letter of protest. His answer was full of retaliatory tirades that outdid anything in the article which attacked him. Before mailing the letter, Hall took it to Spurgeon for his opinion.
Spurgeon read it carefully then, handing it back, asserted it was excellent and that the writer of the article deserved it all. “But,” he added, “it just lacks one thing.” After a pause Spurgeon continued, “Underneath your signature you ought to write the words, “Author of Come To Jesus.”
The two men looked at each other for a few minutes. Then Hall tore the letter to shreds.
Keep coming to Jesus!
See you in Church!!