April 04, 2017


During a church visit the pastor asked visitors to raise their hand and an usher would give them an informational packet from the church. As the usher walked down my aisle he focused on the opposite side of the room and went past my raised hand. With the collection of tithes and offerings the same usher again walked past my outstretched hand and looked in the opposite direction.  I didn’t need the packet, nor was my token offering significant. However, after the second instance, rather than simply feeling overlooked, I felt ignored. I couldn’t help but wonder who or what was on the opposite side of the room that was of such importance. “A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense” (Pr 19:11 NIV).

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