Several months ago I read some superb teachings by Deepak Chopra, which said we need not ever defend our thoughts or beliefs, but when challenged, simply say, “is that so?”
Later, when conversing with Jesus on another matter entirely, the Lord gently reminded me, “Yeah, so I’m into that too. It’s called turning the other cheek.”
I’ve had plenty of opportunities to exercise this new habit of late. I run a couple of Facebook groups and every now and then things come up, people get angry or don’t like it when I remind them they can’t say anything they like, or tear proverbial strips off other people, or bully me into doing what they want. And they stand toe to toe with me, inasmuch as you can on Facebook, and they shake their proverbial fists in my face and demand I explain myself, or engage in the drama they made in which they’ve written me in as a character, when they don’t even know me. And when this happens, it’s all I can do to resist not punching them on the nose, proverbially of course, or beating them with my theology qualification, or smothering them with profuse amounts of very carefully arranged but incredibly overwhelming words. And I want to pull everything out of my arsenal of sarcastic and articulate responses, but now I’m learning, it doesn’t matter. Once you engage in that, you lose anyway. You’re in the drama. You’re out of your peace, and your power. You have to do what Jesus and Deepak say. You got to let it go.
You have to say, “Is that so?”
I am a learner driver on this one, dear ones.
Love you lots,