You never know that your toes are in the way, until they are stepped on. Conviction is what we call it, when someone calls us out, makes us uncomfortable, and puts us on the defensive when making a claim of moral truth that we are not necessarily subjecting our lives to. I've seen people walk out of church, after hearing a preacher preach that God loves homosexuals just as much as He loves everyone else. I've heard of a pastor receiving hate mail from his republican sheep for allowing a democrat to have function at their church.....a black, 1st Lady democrat, at that.
I'm sorry!! Any time you put your funky little toes of ignorance, hate, politics, racism, homophobia, etc out in the open, those little busters WILL get smashed by the Truth. I wanted to say something other than "busters" there but I will refrain from subjecting you all to the Sofa King's version of my thoughts. LOL!
Anyway, people sometimes just upset me. There are days when I just don't like people in general and try to avoid human contact and conversation to the best of my ability. Well, what other conversation are you gonna have, Bryan? Actually, Myself keeps me good company. He tends to understand me most. We tend to be on the same page about EVERYTHING! I remember asking Myself one day, "Myself, what's the deal with people today??" Myself said, "Bryan, folks are just all over the place!"
He continued, "A lot of people are living reactionary lives. They are living in reaction to something of their past. They've based their entire lives on something that went wrong years ago. They are judging everything based on that one thing. Their minds have not grown or matured passed that one thing. Others are just plain selfish, Bryan, only out to get what they want for themselves. They care not about who they use and hurt to get it. Selfish people suck, Bryan. They really do. Taking is their profession! Oh, don't let me get started on the hypocrites, Bryan, because I've known you to fall into that category a time or two. I can honestly say that I can stomach a hypocrite easier than I can a selfish person, but I'd rather not have to deal with either! Hey, Bryan, I know you like to distance yourself from all these types of folks because of their flaws, but what about yours? Oh, OURS??!! You know as well as I what Jesus said about loving others as we love ourselves.........."
"OOOOH BURRRNNN!!!", as my son, Davyd, would say. I done stepped on my own toes!! But mine aren't that funky!! LOL! I love you all and you all may think I am a little special in the brain, but y'all love me still and I appreciate every bit of your love.
If only we hitch up behind truth, we'd spare our toes any and all smashing. Truth rolls and over anything that stands as an obstacle or adversity. It tends to convict easily. When your toes is stepped on, do you not immediately snatch it back to a safe place. The only safe place for them is found in Truth, honesty with oneself. When you see Truth coming at you, ACCEPT it, along with any correction that it dictates.
HAVE A GREAT AFTERNOON Y'ALL!! I GOT NOTHING BUT LOVE FOR YOU ALL!!!
Bryan Hollomon Williams