This was posted at The Morning Offering Wednesday... It spoke to my heart today as I complain about the fact that it is pouring rain. No, I wasn't being treated unfairly by people, but this is very good to remember when complaining about anything! I will read it to the children today.
If we are always complaining about
how unfairly we are treated, we will have failed in our imitation of
Christ, Who was abused by His enemies unto death. We should strive to
reign with Our Lord by loving our enemies and never complain. Christ
looked towards His Heavenly Father and when we are tempted to complain
we should gaze upon the cross.
Complaining disturbs the heart and distracts us from the Path.
Complaining weakens our resolve and interferes with the acquisition of
peace and holiness. When we complain we are rejecting the role of
suffering as a means towards the union with God. Complaining keeps our
heart from soaring to the heavens and experiencing the joy that can be
had when we surrender ourselves into the protective arms of Jesus.
With love in Christ,