Friday, May 4, 2012

Of laptop and kindness

So I am typing this blog post on my brand new laptop! I cannot give you many of the particulars about what kind of features my laptop has on it,beyond the fact that it is an HP,is Quad Core and has a finger scanner that fascinates me to no end. So now I can be all the more lazy and I no longer have to type my password into my email,FB or this blog,because all I have to do is swipe my finger across the reader and presto,I am signed in!
The laptop is my birthday and anniversary present from last year,albeit a bit late.Better late then never though,right?:)

So my thought have been going in the direction of our interactions with other and how they reflect or fail to reflect the Lord.Sometimes it is hard being the bigger person and turning the other cheek when that is the last thing we want to do,but God never said following Him was going to be easy and in our humanness doing the right thing is often times the last thing we want to do.
I have been reading several secular books and the way the often portray Christians is really sad,because they are either really stupid and only cling to religion because they know no better or are doing all sorts of horrible stuff in the name of Christianity. It is really sad that is the way many people view us. I know some great people who are Christians and I know some not as great of people who claim to be Christians as well.Just because people claim to be following Christ does not mean their actions with always be Christlike,I know my actions are oftentimes lacking.I think too often,even in my own life, the quote from Gandhi can be applied to me,which is “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” May I be ever working on that in my own life.

So in closing here are a few quotes that I really enjoyed and hope you will enjoy too.
Do not forget small kindnesses and do not remember small faults.
Chinese Proverb

A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence; which costs us nothing.
John Tillotson

The less people speak of their greatness,
the more we think of it.
Lord Bacon
Let us believe neither half of the good people tell us of ourselves, nor half of the evil they say of others.
J. Petit Senn