Odd Things #1: Avoiding Persecution
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Friday, November 30 2001 13:44|
This article was originally published as a part of the series titled "Just A Thought"
It is odd how we often strive for goals that, if accomplished, will result in defeat rather than victory. Take, for example, avoiding persecution.
What is persecution? It's having your boss make fun of you for being a Christian, having your unbelieving wife despise you, being called a fanatic, being reviled for expressing your views about Harry Potter or Islam, having friends "drop" you, losing a deal because you won't bend the truth a little, being passed over for promotion because of your stand, having people laugh at you at a party, or not being re-invited to serve on a prestigious board. Most of us spend a lot of emotional energy to avoid this kind of persecution.
Of course, we shouldn't seek out persecution. That would be silly. But we don't have too. Persecution will seek us out.
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