“If you confess your sins, I’ll be faithful and just to relate your sins and proclaim to all your unrighteousness.” Mmm, something doesn’t sound quite right. I should look that up.
I could confess my own sins, but it would be much more beneficial to confess yours. I might be blind to my own tiny wee blind spots, but yours are so glaring, I almost feel compelled to share them. Let me pray about it. Wait. Ooh, I think I feel a peace.
It’s not that I think I’m so much better than you; it’s just that, well you know, when someone is stumbling so horribly, I’m supposed to be there to help pick them up. I’m just trying to help.
I want you to know that I laid out your hardships for the whole Bible Study group so we could uphold you in prayer. And we did indeed do that, after the girls recovered from the shock. I guess they weren’t expecting it from you. After all, up until now you’ve seemed so … well … holy. They promised to put your name on every prayer chain in the area. I know it will be an encouragement to you that so many of the faithful are diligently spreading the news about your desperate need.
I used to have issues a long long time ago, but I learned over the years that if the Lord doesn’t immediately deal with them, miraculously I mean, then you just stuff those babies down further and further and pretty soon they disappear. After a while you never even notice the hardness. It becomes sort of like a firm foundation that the rest of my victorious life rests upon. Thank you, Jesus!
I hope my testimony is a blessing to you. It’s always helpful to have a shining example leading way out in front. As long as you don’t continue to stumble too badly, there’s even a possibility you might catch up some day.
Well, what are we going to do about you? I must say I’m a little shocked that you resent my “interference.” This is my ministry, sister. How dare you label me a backbiter and a gossip? I never gossip. My mission in life is just to declare the truth, and if you are so ashamed of that, then I question whether or not you are really saved. The truth will set you free, you know. Don’t you want to be set free?
Well, I don’t have time for this. I’m late for prayer meeting, and I needed to get there early; I have a very long list this week. Leadership is a great burden, but I accept the responsibility willingly. It is my joy to help spread a little conviction around and love, too, if I have the time. We are His hands and feet after all.
Try to get hold of yourself. Stop sobbing and have a little faith. Maybe, if it’s not too late after I get back, I’ll stop by and we can have another little chat. Would you like that?