True, haven’t always had a good Attitude or an Attitude like Christ. Came into this world as a human. Humans sin. And changing my attitude thus far was a process.. I am always in process so still working on my attitude.
I had some words of wisdom from my grandmother before she died. She said, “you just have to believe and keep the faith”. She made it sound so simple, but then again she talked to Jesus and Mary every day (prayer). She didn’t like that some of her family had left the faith at the time. She knew I was interested in my faith. Believe!
Well in order to Believe I had to know what I believed. I began the journey with going to the place I could receive Jesus, in mass and the Eucharist. Found a prayer group and the scriptures. Took classes, when on retreats, talked about Jesus to anyone who wanted to talk and listened to their stories of having a God Attitude and Belief. And talked to Jesus, prayer.
Unfortunately it wasn’t an instant fix to my attitude. Maybe Attitude was the thorn in St. Paul’s side. It is so easy to want things “my” way, which sometimes can look like God’s way. Maybe why God told us His way are not my way. (Isaiah 55:8-9).
Jesus wants me to forgive so that I am forgiven. I didn’t have to judge if a person deserved forgiveness because that is God’s job. I had to seen mercy from others who I hurt and say I am sorry, I didn’t have to get results, the person(s) have free will it is their choice to forgive or not.
Really Luke 6:27-20 and 37
Love of Enemies.27 “But to you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 37″Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.”
My attitude needs work, my believe is simple.. I was made to know, love and serve God. And I believe He is with me until the end of time (Matthew 28:20). All I have to do is practice what He had taught me. I do it by hanging out in places where I can learn more..
(in need of further reflection)