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Old 12-21-2008, 11:05 AM   #1
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Prayers for our neighbors

I feel really weird posting this, as it concerns the neighbor that absolutely despises us and hasn't had a kind word to say to us in 5 years. They don't like us because we have a garden instead of lawn, and we refuse to be racist like them.
But, the Bible says what the Bible says, so we are asking for prayers for him as we just witnessed him being hauled away in an ambulance. I am gonna guess given how he looked as they took him out and his age probable heart attack. He was looking around and appeared to be talking to the EMP's so maybe just a mild one we can hope.
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:10 AM   #2
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You just keep doing things the way you're doing them. It's said that we must be good examples if we expect others to change. Sometimes it works...sometimes it doesn't. There's nothing "weird" about praying for those who despise you. I know a Jewish carpenter who did it all the time, and I think he set a pretty good example of how to deal with people.
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:46 PM   #3
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You're a good guy Mavrick!
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:47 PM   #4
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Not doing as good a job with the kids as I had thought, had to explain to them why we should pray for him, or why you would pray for anyone that did you wrong.
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Love Thy Neighbor... even if they don't. Prayers sent.
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:05 PM   #6
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Not doing as good a job with the kids as I had thought, had to explain to them why we should pray for him, or why you would pray for anyone that did you wrong.


so, use this as the perfect time to teach a lesson. You'll do great!
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:12 PM   #7
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My prayers are with you and your neighbors... I like what pdswife stated!
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:27 PM   #8
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You're a good person, Buddy. I don't know that I would have the same caring nature towards someone that has been hateful to me. I will pray for him though. I will also pray that he learns that you care enough about him as a human that he will see the light and know you for who you are.
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:30 PM   #9
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Mav, we all have to pray a little harder for people like that. You're on the right track.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:03 PM   #10
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Prayers sent.
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