I don’t know if I’m impatient or intolerant or both and I’m not looking for an answer.  The other night I was impatiently waiting in line at a convenience store while the lady in front of me took her good old time selecting the numbers that she was convinced would win her $10,000,000.00 before the week was over. 

I kind of felt like I do when someone is smoking around me, and I wonder: How come I have to be inconvenienced by their vice?  The truth is that we don’t live in a vacuum and there is no such thing as sinning without it affecting other people. 

I was inconvenienced because the lady was wasting my time while she was buying her lottery tickets and I was thinking that her odds wouldn’t be a whole lot worse if she had just given me her ten dollars instead of the Atlantic Lottery. I was just inconvenienced but when I, as a Christian sin, it not only impacts my relationship with God it may very well have eternal consequences for those who observe my behaviour.  Let’s be careful that our actions don’t overshadow our words, after all, we don’t know who might be watching. Have a great week and remember: To see what is possible, you’ll have to attempt the impossible.

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