let me start by saying, that I know that my friends love me. In my last post it may have sounded like I was doubting that. If any of them comes across this blog I don't want them to think that I don't appreciate them or love them. But, none of my friends can really understand how I feel. I have only known a few people in my life that are/were as overweight as I am. One or two of them have lost a lot of weight, but the majority of all the people I know have no idea what it feels like to be significantly overweight. People who are not fat don't understand how you can get so large. In my case, I've been overweight since I was 7-8 years old. By the time I was old enough to do something about my weight myself I was REALLY overweight. Some people actually do have a real metabolic problem. So while I know that my friends were not talking about me, when we were watching that show, it still hurts to hear those things. It hurts not because my friends were saying it, but because I know that the rest of the world feels that way about me. So, that's it for the clarification. I'm over it now. well, I'm over feeling like my friends think those things about me. I'm not sure I'll ever get over some of the things people say about those of us that are overweight. It makes me angry that it's one of the last things left that it is socially ok to make fun of someone for, or ridicule someone about. I hope that changes, but I'm not sure it ever will. I guess it makes me realize that I need to think twice about everything I say, if it's not up-lifting, I'm going to try my best to stop it before it leaves my mouth.
5Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.[b] 7You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
12Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
15Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. 17And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3: 5-17
Peace & Love