A Kiss and a Slap

His betrayer had given them a sign: “The One I kiss, He’s the One; arrest Him!” So he went right up to Jesus and said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed Him. Matthew 26:48-49 Then one of the Temple guards standing nearby slapped Jesus across the face. “Is that the way to answer the high priest?” he demanded. [...]

Shut up, you liar!

The fool: "You saw it and you didn't fix it, you obviously don't love me, so I'll do it myself . . ." Me: "Shut up, you liar. I'm not thinking that about my husband, he loves me and that's all I care to know" *** The fool: "I'm surely going to get fired, there's no [...]

Perception

I still worry about what others think about me. I still hope everyone likes me. I never want to be the villain in anyone's bedtime story. But in the heart of those desires is pride. My assessment of myself is based on 'goodness' not 'godliness' and if I must be truthful, like Paul, no good [...]