Boil my bile bubbles

Your partner “always does” that thing to annoy you!
(and all the times they make you tingle inside, make your heart melt, care for you, fix “that thing” you cannot face – time and time again?)

Your child is doing that mood they “always do” when you are tired
(and all the times they make you tingle inside, make your heart melt, care for you, fix “that moment” you cannot face – each and every time?)

Your computer is running slow and crashing like it “always does”
(and all the times it produced perfect work, corrected your typos, made your thoughts look tidy, kept working when you spilled coffee on the keyboard – for the third time?)

Grace is easy.
So when “MY thing” boils MY bile bubbles …
why pour MY inner acid … all over you?

Grace is easy.
There is no “bank account”.
Not unless I invent one.

Grace is easy.

So why make it hard?

Then Peter came and said to him, ‘Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. ‘For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. When he began the reckoning, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him; and, as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, together with his wife and children and all his possessions, and payment to be made. So the slave fell on his knees before him, saying, “Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.” And out of pity for him, the lord of that slave released him and forgave him the debt. But that same slave, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow-slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat, he said, “Pay what you owe.” Then his fellow-slave fell down and pleaded with him, “Have patience with me, and I will pay you.” But he refused; then he went and threw him into prison until he should pay the debt. When his fellow-slaves saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. Then his lord summoned him and said to him, “You wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. Should you not have had mercy on your fellow-slave, as I had mercy on you?” And in anger his lord handed him over to be tortured until he should pay his entire debt. So my heavenly Father will also do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother or sister from your heart.’ When Jesus had finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went to the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. Matthew 18:21-19:1


4 thoughts on “Boil my bile bubbles

  1. “Grace is easy. So why make it hard?”. I’m getting this message about simple trust in God over and over again tonight and yesterday, in everything I read. I love how God speaks so clearly and chooses to use His people!

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