Yesterday I received a blow. Ouch! Briefly, here is what happened. Our neighbors were having some trees cut down.
After hearing several fall, I decided to walk over and see what was happening. Believe me…I know to keep my distance, we’ve cut enough trees ourselves that I know not to get too close, not to get in the way, etc.
I walked through our woods into their woods but still kept my distance. One tree in particular was quite large. As I was walking back home I saw my neighbor coming my way so I walked on over to her. I smiled and began talking about the big tree that had been cut. She, in return, said it was big and I needed to stay out of the way. I should go home and stay home! Ouch.
Ouch. That hurt. I went home. I still hurt.
What should my reaction be? I want to tell everyone what mean, rude neighbors we have.
In a way, I’ve just done that. But in reading scripture it says to love my neighbor, to pray for her, to do good to and for her. Oh, help me, Lord. Help me get over the hurt. Help me to watch (from a distance) ways that I could possibly help her.