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This week’s Pastor to Person was written by Pastor Rich Cathers.
“Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:31–32)
So how are you holding up my friends? I’m a little concerned that for some of us, our relationships risk developing a bad taste. My mom used to cook with a “pressure cooker” years ago, and that’s what some of us are in right now. The pressures many of us face can either make or break any relationship.
So, let’s try adjusting the ingredients in our pot a bit and see what happens. There are some things we should definitely keep out of the pot – Paul mentioned attitudes like anger or bitterness. Be careful about putting the wrong “words” in your pot as well – work at keeping some of those hurtful things from getting past your lips.
Now, let’s talk about intentionally adding some of those exotic ingredients like being kind, compassionate, and forgiving. We have been given so much grace from Jesus, there is quite a bit available for us to draw on.
Some of you might be alone right now. How about making a point of calling or texting one other person each day and adding some of those delicious things on the menu. Bon Appetit my friends!