As you enter the house, give it your greeting. If the house is worthy, give it your blessing of peace. But if it is not worthy, take back your blessing of peace. Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet.Matthew 10:12-14 NASB
I’m sad today…
For the past twenty plus years there has been a “friend” in my life that we have kept under our blessing of peace through thick and thin. Yesterday I unfriended that friend!
The time has finally come to “shake the dust off my feet, take back our blessing of peace” and give up.
After many prayers, and tears, and much soul searching it has become clear…the destructive behavior outweighs the friendship.
The destructive behavior is not something I can agree with or support. There is nothing left to say – or do.
I cannot take back the years of blessings. I cannot undo the love I still feel, or the sadness that comes from watching a life being deliberately destroyed.
I must continue to love. I am not required to like.
I must forgive the damage done. I am not expected to participate in or support continued destruction.
So, if you see a little cloud of dust headed down the road away from your place…just remember…unfriended doesn’t mean unloved. Unfriended simply means your self-destructive behavior is TOO PAINFUL to watch, and your choices are too negative to support.
I’ll miss you though.