Thursday, December 10, 2009

Rich folks, ,White folks and wronged people...

What I do...and don't like that I do it...

I do this...

maybe you do too?

I rank friends... (maybe rank is a strong word...)
there is a hierarchy...

But hey...Jesus did it too... (James, Peter, and John)...

but sometimes the hierarchy isn't on closeness...
which is should be...

(I can't believe I'm blogging this but....)

on economic status...
education...
potential fit with my "kids"
whether you have kids or not...
whether you've said my kids were "bay bay's kids"
and
should
I
say it....
color!

I shouldn't...

but sometimes I do.

(I can't believe I just typed that...)

Lord help me to accept people...
even if they're obviously comfortable.

I don't have a problem if you're poor...I have more of a problem if you're really rich.
I hate to say...I don't really let you in... and "rich" meaning you have NO monetary worries at any times during the month and you think of $10000 like I think of $100 or $10 (depending on the time of month...)


Lord, help me to accept people...
who are....WHITE!

I know!
What's that about!

Some of my best friends are white!
My dear mother-in-law was white!
My favorite cousin is white!
90% of my church family is white!

I know...but I tend to migrate (in a new crowd or setting) to blacks and filipinos.
My kids don't do that...and I noticed I did that last week at a party.
I wish I didn't do it...but I did...so here I am blogging about it.

Hey...I'm just being real!

And Lord...
help me to accept people who....
I feel have "wronged" me...

'cause I KNOW I avoid some folks
at my sons' schools and church...

and I HATE doing that!

Lord I want to be a walking testament...for your glory...
and I can't do that with all this baggage around me.

OK...the white one and money aren't so serious...
but folks who I feel have "wronged" me...can cause bitterness...
and I did have a friend call my kid a "bay bay" kid...and I haven't
gone anywhere with her since...
and that's probably me allowing evil to spring up a bitter root..
and
I don't want to be bitter!

Lord, let me live for you.
As your word says... Let me deny myself and take up your cross daily!
Lord...help me to get over MYSELF!
In Jesus name...
Amen!

8 comments:

Mommy of Many said...
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Mommy of Many said...

AMEN! My hubby and I were just talking about how our children don't see color the way we were conditioned to see color. They are teaching us that friendship has little, ok, nothing to do with color and the whole idea of not letting go when I've been wronged.....I admire your courage to blog this and actually share your feelings. I love this post. Thanks for sharing.

SILVIA said...

wow, powerful,great post!!..
i dont like rich people that think they own the world and waste...i never,ever had a problem with color..love this post dear friend, come visit sometime ok...
happy holidays:0))))..

mimi said...

I get it....and I'm glad you shared this. I love when people are honest and real!!

I think we all have our things....friends who have wronged me, are competitive or who are caddy....ooooh, they make me bitter. I'm realizing that I let many of the wrong people into my life. I'm trying to change myself and not them, but I'm also trying to recognize who should be in my life(or not). Did that have anything to do with what your post was about....not sure, but thanks for letting me vent ;)

Bethany said...

I have no idea what a "bay bay" kid is, but anyhow I loved your post and you are right on. I hope you guys are coming Sat night?

Alicia said...

LOLOL..one of our friends called our kids that too. She was joking, and I knew it. But anyway..I love that you keep it real, Lorrie.

I don't do good with "fake" people. I think the Lord has really given me discernment about that.

But, just keep praying, and ask the Lord to reveal why it is that you do do that.

Love Abounds At Home said...

The world needs more real people like you! You're just saying what other people think :)

JamericanSpice said...

I was just talking about some of these with my best gal. She is my ..one of my SILS.

I do have a question though. What does "bay bay" kid means?