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Old 12-21-2008, 09:26 PM   #11
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Maybe you should send him and his family a Christmas/ Get Well card and maybe a small plate of treats then they may realize you are a good person. If not well then you did your best to be kind if they can't appreciate that then they are stuck in their own hate and should just be left to their own demons. I have many friends that don't believe in the same things but we are still friends as we respect each others beliefs. Of course I have some friends actually they are not friends anymore not because of me but because I wont hate what they hate or people they hate for no reason. I stick to my beliefs not matter what and will never jump on the band wagon and go with the hate that some people love to do. Sure there are a few people I'm done with but not because some other person told me to do so but what they did to me and it's not even hate but not giving them the chance to do it again.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:32 PM   #12
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I am in a very similar situation with a co worker, everyone expected me to be indifferent to her being terminally ill. How could I? She is a human being and my sister in christ. I'll say an extra prayer for your neighbor tonight too.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:52 PM   #13
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Buddy, you done good and I will pray for your neighbors and for you as you teach your children about loving thy neighbour. I have to admit that I didn't to well with this the last two days regarding a woman butting in at our outreach dinner and so if you need to rehearse what you will say to them, practice on me - I could use a few lessons from you! I will also pray that this be a light into the heart of your neighbour and his family.
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:40 AM   #14
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Mav-we all encounter people like this in our lives. You serve as a shining example as to how we should treat them. Good for you, and your kids are lucky to have you as a role model.

Prayers en route.
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:57 AM   #15
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I am so sorry for your poor neighbour - good for you for not having a hard heart..

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Old 12-22-2008, 03:39 AM   #16
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I am praying for him as well. Who knows, maybe this situation will help soften him a little and help him view the world with new eyes. Of course, it may not do a thing for his attitude, but you are right to pray for him, and I will gladly add mine to yours.

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Old 12-22-2008, 11:32 AM   #17
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Have you heard how he's doing Mav?
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:28 PM   #18
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I think he is back home today, so I am going to guess he is going to be fine in the short term at least. His daughter came by last night to lock up the house but I missed talking to her to ask how he was doing.
His car is out front today but I did not actually see him, so I couldn't say for sure how he is, just that he is home now.
Thanks everyone for your prayers!
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:55 PM   #19
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Being home is a good sign. : )
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:55 PM   #20
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Mav, I'm glad to hear your neighbor is home and I hope it means he's on the mend. You know, caring for this difficult person is not only a priceless gift for him - it's one of the biggest gifts you can give yourself and your family.

It's easy to love the loveable. The real gift is in loving the unloveable. It makes me smile to think that your children are learning this at your knee and one day, they will be shaping the world we all live in. Bravo to you and DW!
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