You know the way Pinterest is spilling over into Facebook and people are constantly posting fancy quote and sayings they like that have been all “arted” up and make attractive? Well. recently I saw this quote posted in my feed.
“I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. Simple as that.”
Seems good enough. But I have one question — what if they are not nice to you? Then what are you going to do? Huh, Huh?? Yeah, then what are you going to do??( said in my best middle schooler voice)
But I say to you, love your enemies and bless the one who curses you, and do what is beautiful to the one who hates you, and pray over those who take you by force and persecute you. Matthew 5:44 Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010)
and sometimes a trip back to the King James is good:
44But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Maybe the quote that we post all over Facebook should be something more like this
I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor or if you hate me, or use me. I’ll be nice to you. Simple as that.