We are bound to be just and right towards all men as men, whatever their religious convictions, or irreligious notions. Injustice is no friend to truth. We must not fight God’s battles with the weapons of ill-will. For us to hate those who are in error, or talk of them with contempt or wish them ill, or do them wrong, is not according to the Spirit of Christ. You cannot cast out Satan by Satan, nor correct error by violence, nor overcome hate by hate.
I am feeling just a wee bit stressed. Not only do we have a retreat we are helping to organize this weekend, but the realtor called last night and wants to show our house Saturday morning. We have to be gone this evening and then set out for the weekend tomorrow afternoon, leaving two teenaged boys in charge of the house. Well, actually four, since a couple of their friends are staying here, too. And the house is supposed to be spiffy and ready to show by 10:00 Saturday morning?
So I have today and most of tomorow to finalize retreat details, make sure food is ready for Sunday, clean like a whirlwind and eliminate excess stuff to make the house seem spacious, and lecture the boys on how to leave it spotless. The logistics of getting it all to work together look a little overwhelming! Pray for me today!