The Phrase That Pays

JD – What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. – Ralph Marston

JW – Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her – Ephesians 5:25

EB* – Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast. – Marlene Dietrich

MS – Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. Col 3:21

Since EB wasn’t in the meeting on Tuesday, I picked the controversial quote to assign to him. Seems like a good idea.

Forget the husband and wife roles described in the quote for a minute and think about the idea.

Have you ever reheat someone else’s sins for breakfast?

Ever held something against someone longer than you should have?

Ever told someone that “everything is forgiven/fine” with a hard heart?

I’m guessing the honest to answer for all of us on these questions is yes (I know I can answer yes to all of them).

This isn’t a guilt trip. My intention isn’t to ground you down by reminding you of your transgressions.

My goal is to remind all of us that we can and will do better, if we work on it. If we can change our attitude, we will do better.

Even though we won’t get to perfection, we can get better and better will lead to happy and better relationships. And relationships make the whole thing worthwhile.

Make it a great day.


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