As much as I enjoy blogging, I equally enjoy getting your feedback. It’s high time that I highlight your input. From here on out, so long as I have the memory to do it, it is my intention to highlight a comment or two that has really stood out to me in the last week. Hopefully I’m able to achieve this without hurting anyone’s feelings by failing to acknowledge a comment here and there. To be clear, the comment doesn’t actually have to be on the last week’s posts; it can be a recent comment on an old post. And in case anyone was wondering, I reserve the right to spruce your comments up with a smidge bit of editing.
But we can’t forget the spam. ‘Cause that stuff is just crazy.
Let’s get to it, shall we?
Comment of the week:
This week we’re looking at Carol’s reply to Having Known for 12 Weeks (Emotional) Con’t.:
“Beautifully put, Suzy. So much of it struck a chord deep within me. no, I am not a mom, and my dad didn’t abandon me. But, like anyone, I have been hurt deeply, and experienced what others have labelled “injustices”. That being said, all of those things have led me to become who I am today. Without suffering, we cannot learn true compassion. We wish for things to be easy, but it is through trials that we grow. Have you read the book “Hinds Feet on High Places”? It is about a woman named “Much Afraid”. The Lord gives her helpmates throughout her life journey. One is named “Sorrow” the other is named “Suffering”. When I first read that – I was angry. Like “Well, great — thanks a lot God — I’m sure those are the two friends she would have chosen.” At the end of the journey, Much Afraid reaches the mountain summit and has communion with God, her two helpmates take off their hoods. She is absolutely BLINDED by the glow coming from their faces. The lesson, clearly, is that there is an amazing beauty behind Sorrow and Suffering as it is those two experiences that lead us into closer communion with God.
Thanks so much for sharing Suzy. I had never thought of deeper levels of forgiveness – based on our levels of understanding. POWERFUL stuff!!”
Thanks for your honest response! I’ve gotten a lot of feedback, public and private, regarding my take on forgiveness in that particular post and it seems like we can all benefit from a closer look at the subject. I appreciate you mentioning “Hinds Feet on High Places” as the title is familiar, but, no, I haven’t personally read it. Perhaps I can one day! Blessings to you.
I also really appreciated Charley’s comment on yesterday’s post, A Misunderstanding. And by “appreciated,” I mean I had a good, hearty, instantaneous laugh.
Charley’s comment: “Toilet paper is important.”
Indeed, Charley. Indeed it is.
Spam of the week:
(If you don’t know, the tradition of poking fun at Scam and Spam mail started a while back here. The gibberish is just too amusing to delete without a little acknowledgement.)
From Alberta in response to Milk Bath:
“There are definitely a whole lot of details like that to take into consideration. That is a nice point to convey up. I provide the thoughts above as general inspiration however clearly there are questions like the one you convey up the place crucial factor can be working in trustworthy good faith.”
No, there are no questions here. Just observations. My son is covered in milk. It’s indisputable. And “…the place crucial factor can be working in trustworthy good faith”? Sheesh. How dare you imply such a thing! I’m aghast and offended all at the same time. No, seriously, next time submit this to an eight year old for proofing ’cause I have no idea what you’re talking about.
The title of “Hinds Feet on High Places” might be familiar because it was on our bookshelf for years … I finally parted with it, but I don’t recall who I gave it to … it was very much what I needed to read at the time.
I read the spam three times to find a connection between it and the post and have still failed. No mis-spellings and decent vocabulary, it’s the comprehension skills lacking that set me back!
Spammers don’t have a need to make sense at all. It’s always jibberish. My website is attacked every time I change a post. Can you imagine the types of people who are spammers?
Spammers are computers. I’m convinced.