This comment was referring to another group not the United Kindred Spirits.org in my heart & mind right now, but! I took it personally. Why?
- Because I am a human possessor of a programmed mind with unworthy suspicious about everything coming my way.
Of course, it is a natural thing when any normal human being shares his/heart with another human being for years on end and, the other human being seems to be enthusiastic about such sharing. He is encouraging and supportive to a point.
What point? To the point of showing the reality of their own intake of the sharing. That reality surfaces when I hear, “Make it quick! My boss is waiting for me!” or “I don’t have time to talk to you, I have much to do today!” or “I can’t talk to you now because it is Sunday and I am getting ready to go to church.”
I try, honestly, I try to be understanding and not to take it personally but, I can’t help it! It makes me feel totally worthless in the estimation of that one I have thought to be my kindred spirit. I go to pieces. It hurts. I come to my Father. I dump on Him. At first there is silence. Then I go and write down what I intent to be a reprieve for the offender. Then?
Ah! But my human mind. Me? First thing?
- Get offended! Retaliate! Quit bothering with such inconsiderate people! Give them their just desserts!
My Father? He knows me better than I know myself. Regardless, He leads me all the way. He delivers me from all my struggles with a simple:
- Go…Go to your inbox. Click that subject line. Oh? That content disturbed you? Go read it again.
Hum! I go to hunt for the offending comment. It takes me a while to find it because I could not remember the subject line, but, I found it after a few minutes. Then I hear, “Read that comment again. Notice to whom it is addressed. What do you see now?”