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How to find Jesus in the most bitter person

How to find Jesus in the most bitter personYvy

Haiyor, so difficult topic. Not sure I can write or not. Anyway, for the last few days, I had logged off from the PC early and spent the nights reading the Bible. Our Catholic churches provide us with the Shalom (must pay RM1 lah) which gives us the Bible guide for the whole month.

I always slack off after the first week and sometimes, stopped buying the Shalom for months because it is just too errmm…tedious. Too troublesome to flip through the Bible from the Old Testament to the Psalm to the Gospel…..Words too small for my naked eye to see…Excuses excuses excuses.

The scary thing about getting close to the faith is the things that will disrupt us. Before I was baptised, my RCIA facilitators have warned us that once we are in Christ , our lives are not going to be guaranteed smooth sailing. They told us that we may even find more obstacles than before. So, when I start picking up the Bible again, it is like my own conscience biting my backside.

So, back to the topic:

How to find Jesus in the most bitter person

Well, rightfully, Jesus would have been a very bitter person too if He had allowed it. You see, most of his family members never see him up (respect, i.e.). None of them believe He can do miracles. People laughed at Him when they hear that He is the Son of God. All the time, people whom He considered to be part of, i.e. the Jews, taunted Him with all sorts of things. No one respected Him except for those lames, lepers, prostitutes, tax collectors (like our Ah Longs likedat lah), blind and mute men. (In real life, we Christians get the same treatment too, rite?)

So, if we look at our own lives, we can’t complain too much, right? But no, there is a lot of bitter people out there. People whom never feel thankful for their blessings but instead, find more things to be angry with. Some of these people never know Jesus so, let’s not talk about them. But what about those who know who God is and who Jesus is? Why do they publicly smear Jesus’s name? Why after 2,000 years and Christianity being the religion with the largest followers, they still doubt? So, can we find Jesus in these people? I doubt it.

Then again, there are a lot of people in pain and deep agonies and they temporarily lost their faith. I know this old couple whom had the most promising son. The one and only son. The old couple had devoted all ther lives to the church and to serve God. Their son is the rare one who is so talented and recorded some awesome songs for God. But he died in an accident. The old couple had stayed away from the church and are inconsolable. For people like these, we can see the part of Jesus in the garden. “Father, Father, why have You foresaken me?” A momentarily lost of faith but nevertheless, when the journey ends, they will still turn to God. For them, we have to endure and stick by their side and keep praying for a change.

So, there. There is no Jesus in a bitter person unless that person open up his/her heart to Him. Though we have been taught that all men are created equal, we must also bear in mind that God has told us that we are the clay, He is a potter. Therefore, we are not all the same, though we are made up to form one universal body. So, as a Christian, I wouldn’t get too constipated when people whom we expect to behave in a certain way, does not do that. There is only so much we can care, the rest is their own destiny.

(can’t resist adding the following line in – not politically correct but what the heck..) Which means, those sei pat phors (busybodies) who went around telling others how I should behave ought to go buy more carrots to satisfy themselves. Carrots are full of Vitamin A, bio-degradable, need no batteries and can be eaten warm.




14 Responses to “How to find Jesus in the most bitter person”

  1. Well.. Jesus is everywhere,where we want him to be is where he is. Where we see theis guy or that there is where he is! Although some people might not see it,but if we put Jesus inside the bitter person there is where Jesus is..He is always there,just how and where we put Him!
    Am the first to post.. 😛

  2. i believe there can be nothing in the heart unless the person opens up to receive it.

  3. Hi Lilian,

    I came across your blog when I was searching for the recipe ‘Cuttlefish Kangkong’ yesterday. I donno how, but somehow after clicking here and there on the keyboard, I came to your blog. Nice and lovely pictures you have over there. You have opened the window of parenting in your own style,..so crude..YET so Down To Earth!! You took the words out from my mouth!! I’ve been reading your blog since yesterday afternoon and will continue reading after sending this msg to you. Have fun blogging! God bless 😉

  4. I m not a religious person 🙁 so cannae say much. I do belief things happened for a reason, even though it may not be part of our own doing. Have to accept and move on. Clouds will clear after the rain.
    It is so hard to belief, someone (anon) actually takes a dig at u, and dun like u at all, Lilian. It is time to take the ‘hardwares’ out !!

  5. aiya, i still can’t find him lah..

  6. Amazing you are still getting those people `bitching’ about you. I would say `jealousy’ is the word. Like the saying goes – you can’t please everyone!

    I suppose as long as you are a `christian’ you will always have Jesus in your heart. Even if you are harbouring a grudge or even unforgiveness. Again if your body is the temple of the holy spirit, it’s like you know smoking is bad for the lungs and you still smoke and pollute the holy temple kind of scenario. But if I can be that `sinful’ and harbouring those feelings, I would outrightly say I won’t even claim I have Jesus in my heart because that heart STINKS!

  7. Wow, nice Lilian…I never saw it that way before but thanks for sharing. Much appreciated. 🙂

    Have a blessed week n may those sei pat phors leave u in peace. *giggle giggle* 😛

  8. Well, as you’ve just seen my last post(and hopefully remember it) I just rediscovered my faith myself.Yep, Jesus is an amazing person, isn’t he. To borrow St Augustine,Bishop of Hippo and former player turned holy-man – “Too late have I loved you, Oh Beauty of the Ancients, yet Ever New.Our Hearts were made for You , Lord, and they are restless Until they rest in You.

    Nice huh?

  9. This entry is really refreshing. I’ve never look at it that way. Thanks for sharing Lilian!

  10. Dunno much about jesus, but i do know that cucumber is olso a good substitute for carrots. full of vitamin c.

  11. Splendid post. Very Interesting, anyway, at times we do ask ourselves ONLY at times of trouble as to where is God. When things are ok, many 2often, we forget all about Him and hardly turn to him. So normally, when you confront a bitter person, just let them be, but if cannot tahan anymore….just say this loh….”Father, forgive them, for they not what they are doing.” That is a prayer and its also an insult to the person if you say it loudly to them and if they are smart enough to catch it lah…hehehe..

    Anyway, have a good week ahead and a thought just came into mind. True Happiness in this world is knowing and loving God and knowing that God loves us.

  12. i just like to say that I think there are some Christians who are bitter. Bitter that not everyone WANTS to convert to Christianity. I have nothing against this beautiful religion, but some Christians make it look so ugly by being so unchristian.

    Eg : Mr. A wanted to establish a Buddhist sanctuary. To do so, he had to ask permission from all the surrounding neighbours. Mr. and Mrs. T (very devout Christians) refused because it had nothing to do with Christianity. I know of this reason because I overheard their “bitching” session.

    Hmmm….

  13. Hey instead of using the Shalom, you can use the Daily Bread on http://www.rbc.net which is free and has the bible reference just one click away! No need to search n turn pages lor! hahahaha..easy man!

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