A while back, I was at Bandana’s getting lunch with Ashtyn. I was just minding my own business when this guy calls out to me.
I get that a lot, so I said, “Hi! How ya doin?”
He said, “I HATE your haircut! It looks totally STUPID!”
(I wanted to say, “Hey, catch me outside! How ‘bout THAT?”)
But, I didn’t. I was shocked! I was HURT! I was thinking, “Ya know, I make my living with my mouth. I could rip this guy up pretty good!”
I just looked at him and said, “I’m sorry you don’t like my hair.” And kept walking back to my table.
Now… I’m not totally holy. I had to tell Ashtyn all about it! She’s very wise for her years. She said, “Don’t worry about it, Dad. It doesn’t matter.”
It still hurt… and I didn’t even know that guy!
What really hurts, is when someone we LOVE, someone we TRUST betrays us. It can take a long time to get past that hurt if we keep hanging on to it.
With his last breath, Jesus said, “Father, forgive them. They don’t even know what they’re doing.” (Crank Translation)
You’ve heard me say it. Hurt people… HURT people!
If you want to bounce back from that betrayal, FORGIVE them and let it go! Don’t get bitter… get BETTER!
Have a great day, today! I call you BLESSED!