All Beliefs are Welcome Here!
Ok so some of you may remember a post I did earlier on about coming out to my "friends" about being pagan, well here is round two lol!
I gave them all some time and space to kinda wrap there minds around the fact that I am a Pagan, and to decide how they feel about it. I didn't try to call or email or anything until yesterday. Well as of 6pm oklahoma time only one has emailed me back. And it was such a moveing note I thought I would share it. (this was from the one who had her kid answer the phone when i called and told them to tell me she was not home)
"But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, Who is unseen. Then your Father, Who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him." (Matthew 6:6-8 NIV)
"If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that 'every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.' If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector." (Matthew 18:15-17 NIV)
"He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?" (Matthew 5:45-47 NIV)
Now is that not just the ... well words dont come to mind to describe this.
Hope you all dont mind the vent.