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Friday, October 27, 2017


Pastor B.J. Knefley

Family, we all have one but do we like the one we have?

I was talking with someone recently who was sharing their struggles with different members of their family. Drama, stress, general disagreements and anger seemed to be the norm in their family and they couldn’t see how to change it. Sadly, although I could offer some council and insight, there wasn’t much I could do to help them. It did however cause me to think about my own family, my brothers and sisters, and how we have gotten along over many many years. How have we done it?

I’m one of eight children. Although over the years we have had our disagreements and hurts, we have always gotten along. I really can’t remember drama, although I’m sure there must have been some. We’ve been able to live and let live. Even as I write this I’m with two of my sisters and one of my brothers. We’re spending the week together. Why? Simply because we like getting together and we planned this.

So was it something that we were taught as children that helps to facilitate our ability to get along? Was it because we were taught to kiss and make up? Or was it because we were family and we were taught that unity within it was the ultimate goal. The answer is that I don’t know, but there is something within us that binds us together. When our parents passed away we all got along without arguments as to who got what. Sure, we have had opinions, but we chose to let them go.

I have learned that there are very few absolutes in life and opinions don’t fall into that category although some might have a difference of opinion. Perhaps that’s part of the problem, for some their opinions are absolutes. I learned long ago that there are hills to stand and fight on and there are others to let go of. The simple thought is that if it’s not sin, then it’s and opinion so let it go. It’s kept peace for many years. Think about it.


Anonymous said...

what about when your own family members betray you and lie about you and stab you in the back? What if their actions tore your immediate family apart and it is not fixable? What about that?

Anonymous said...

what if you have no one....

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Anonymous said...

It's not about us, we must turn the other as Jesus did & says, we must for give those that hurt us or he will not forgive us, we need to be the example for them, we need to be Christ like everyday, love others & do unto them as we'd have them do unto us, pray for those that persecute us also....