SON SHINE 32: HAUNTING HABITS
Nearly every week day, he would soon after settling into the visitor?s chair, go straight for the tray for an office pin, and start tooth-picking while talking, occasionally using his fore finger to extract some irritant in his nostril and using the same finger to clean either of his ears. Although it often wasn?t lunch time, the smacking sound as he scanned his teeth for food particles lodged in cavity, completed the circle. No matter how badly I wanted to complain, I was in a dilemma on how to tell him how I felt, knowing the emotional crises he was going through at a time when many brethren he confided in, betrayed him.
?And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but the gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient.? ? 11 Timothy 2: 24 (KJV).
There is often a price to be paid.
Let the Son shine in your heart daily.
By, Nosa Owens-Ibie,
Friday, August 13, 2004.
Emailed January 20, 2004