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“It’s not all about you!” What to say to some who never seem to get enough (attention) or whatever else ……..

Ever had one of those days? Someone you are trying to help (or encourage) just never seems to get enough? Reminds you of kids (at times). I compared it to geese (so long ago) as I was feeding some geese, and as I ran out of bread, (which I now understand you should not feed them bread) but in any case they surrounded me, got closer and closer, and one even tried to bite my face!

RESCUE POSTER call for help

The bible compares a fool and his folly, to being met by a bear robbed of her cubs. 

Proverbs 17:12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.”  
MAYBE THE BEST THING is to say nothing at all. 
Honestly, a person who will not listen to reason, who does not care what God (or anybody else) thinks, Who has decided they are wise or right in their own opinion, My bible says also “there is more hope for a fool, than for him.” 
This is not a person you should be taking advice from, or following. It’s not a person who should be in charge of you, or one you should even submit to. Even Abigail (in the bible) though she did it in a reverent way, went to meet King David and obey God, even though her husband was foolish, and was going to bring trouble upon the whole family. King David was so impressed, he married the woman.
Proverbs 26:12 “Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope for a fool than for him.”
It’s a snare to be caught in the snare of a fool’s words or a fool’s folly.  Consider these words from Jesus who WAS before Proverbs was even written: They are words penned by the Holy Spirit to God’s servant upon this earth: 
“Proverbs 6:5 Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, And like a bird from the hand of the fowler. “
You can be snared by words, or promises you should not have made.
Another passage of the bible says to free ourselves from vows, that should never have been made. See, we need to look at the whole (entire) bible not just the parts we want to read Or hear right now. The whole Bible. All of it.
Jesus IS His word! 
The more we know of his word, the better we will know him. The Better we know him, the better he knows us and has fellowship with us. 
                   So love? Yes! Being snared by those who don’t love God? NO! 
Did you see anyone allowed to take Jesus Down from who he was to please them or their folly? NO WAY No how! 
We should not do it either. Father God please keep us in your wisdom! And Grace!
Amen
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Where no man has gone before…. Star Trek, and the dynamics of Kirk & Spock.

spock-and-mcoySpock and Mcoy.jpgI don’t know if you are too young to remember Spock and McCoy.  Even if you are chances are, you’re seen at least one old Star Trek Episode in your life time. 

We were watching the documentary about the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, and I was surprised to learn how low budget the whole project was (which explains some of the strange looking props) and also that the show was cancelled, (at one time) and many presumed it was doomed to fail. Yet, 50 years later, the show (as old as it is) goes on. 

I was thinking why I liked the show so much, and this morning the constant bantering and even strife between Spock and McCoy came to mind. 

“You green blooded hobgoblin,” Dr. McCoy once said to Spock. Spock was unflappable. He would raise his eyebrow, and most of the time remind the doctor, (in a very calm manner) Just how illogical his emotions are. I admired McCoy for speaking his mind, I admired Spock for being so unflappable. I admired the Captain for being so Brave, for never giving up, and for always believing the ship would make it, somehow some way. 

Sure it’s just a show, just actors. But consistently, the teamwork and unity, and even yes, the obvious “Love” For each other the crew of The Enterprise displayed on this show, makes you wonder why some churches don’t watch it on Sunday morning and take some lessons from them. McCoy got upset at Spock for his seemingly not caring. Spock defied his emotional outbursts with pure logic. But you knew they loved each other. Anyone who watched the show for any length of time, just knew that. 

They had their rules and guidelines, which came down from the Federation, but if someone was in trouble (one of their beloved team mates) The rules were bent a little bit. It was understood this was necessary, as the life of their friend mattered more, in some cases, than the rules did. The rest of the time, they followed the rules. 

Spock and McCoy were hilarious! It was understood that The doctor has his passions, and I remember one time Spock Logically said “Your passions, doctor, may be your undoing.” However later, Spock (on more than one occasion) Demonstrates love by risking his life for the good doctor. Every character on this show was so obviously different, yet they worked as a team. Their concern and love for each other was obvious! And this is a television show! It all makes me think of the song

“They will know we are Christians by our love.” Do we ever stop to consider, People are watching us? Just like Star Trek, (which was cancelled, and at first was not popular) we are going places where no man has gone before. People are watching how we handle it. 

And if we are a team? SO much the better! Have a great day and remember “teamwork” is what gets the mission done, (or accomplished).   Laura Grace