Wishing Well

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I have started a wishing well…

WELL

Yep, Finally (see that blog post for more info) I am to the place where, the people who have not been kind to me in life… I am now, with all that is within me, with all the goodness and forgiveness I can muster up…

wishing those unfriendlies…

Well.

And I’m not being sarcastic.

Nor am I being… you know… that way.

I’ve just figured out that there is freedom in – privately –  in my heart admitting when people are unfriendly, forgiving them, and wishing them well.

Jesus says  “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” Matthew 5:44

So 1st – I have to admit they are enemies…. or at least have treated me as an enemy which pretty much means they are an…

enemy.

2nd – I have to come to the place where I love them and that doesn’t mean I have to call them my friend or even be friendly to them. After all they didn’t care to much about friendship when they decided to persecute and cause harm…

So I pray for them, with love and I wish them well…

I wish them well on the path they have chosen

I wish them well in life

I wish them well in their aspirations

I wish them well in their pursuits

But…

I am not going to be their friend

I am not going to hold my breath that maybe one day they will say they are sorry… (that thought has clearly never crossed their minds because they are unfriendly and don’t care)

But I am going to wish them well in their endeavors and may they be as happy as they can be…

Yes! I am wishing them well and I’m doing it for real.

“But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Mathew 5:44-45

Its so freeing….

This wishing well thing…

So freeing!

 

 

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