I’m really sick of seeing people belittle others by going “Wow, someone thinks they’re a special snowflake, don’t they?”
Seriously? There are about 7 billion people on this planet and each and everyone of us are completely unique and irreplaceable. We are all special snowflakes. We should encourage people to be okay with their differences. Because it’s okay to be different. So what if maybe their faith, or style, or whatever isn’t as singularly unique and different as they think it is? It might be where they are from. You don’t know their life story. Maybe their ”special” snowflake speech is them finally standing up and saying they’re fine that they’ve spent a lifetime being the only one and they acknowledge that they might be that way the rest of their life. Who cares if it’s not the reality of the situation, it’s how they feel about it that matters. Besides, who asked you how you feel about their life anyway?
Church Members Mistreat Homeless Man in Church, Unaware It Is Their Pastor in Disguise.
"Pastor Jeremiah Steepek transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning.
He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service, only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him.
He asked people for change to buy food – no one in the church gave him change.
He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit in the back.
He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.
As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such.
When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation.
“We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek.” The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation.
The homeless man sitting in the back stood up and started walking down the aisle. The clapping stopped with all eyes on him.
He walked up the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment then he recited,
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
‘The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning. Many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame.
He then said, “Today I see a gathering of people, not a church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but not enough disciples. When will YOU decide to become disciples?”
He then dismissed service until next week.
Following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ should be more than just talk. It ought to be a lifestyle that others around you can love about you and share in.”
Be a Christian all you want, but at least follow the teachings of Christ if you’re going to claim the title.
I’m not a Christian but I have a massive respect for those who truly follow the creed of love thy neighbor. Major props- this pastor has balls.
Also not Christian, but this is hells interesting
I no longer count myself as Christian, but maybe I still would if I’d met Christians like this growing up. Much respect to this Pastor. Much respect.
This is why I dont do churches…. They are never as accepting as you want them to be..and you often find that the ones that are outcasts of the church are really the true christians
For some it also means daily migraines for no reason, if your extremely sensitive you pick up the collective emotions and cry for people you never knew or get emotional over books and movies you couldn’t care less about (overly emotional fandoms can be a nightmare), and crowded places are a living hell until you get the ability under control. Yeah, it’s not fun. I spent a good part of my life really depressed until I realized what was going on. It wasn’t me but one of my best friends that was depressed. Luckily I learned how to differentiate my emotions from others. Still not fun though.
If anyone ever runs around saying they are an empath and how awesome it is or they try to romanticize it. Run. Chances are they aren’t even emapths.
Being an empath hurts. It is a gift that is also a burden.
Generally for me people with explosive sudden anger are like flash bombs going off in my face.
I hate being an empath half the time but I would have no idea how to function without it.
Loki wants something enough that he won’t stop bugging me. I’m really just trying to ignore it completely. He just laughs and grins, makes himself look like Tom Hiddleston’s…
I think the dominant women bit is hilarious. I’m so not a dominant woman. For me personally I like my men dominant. I mean I’m not a doormat either, but, yeah. And I tend to like my deities that way too.
If you mean hearing gods in my head? Yes, some who don’t believe in the possibility might classify it as such. Others call them godphones, oracles, mediums, priests, etc. But you need a lot more than hearing voices to be schizophrenic, and I don’t have them. Sorry.
How will I know when/ if I have Loki’s attention?
For the moment I think he mostly wants cookies. There was also a bit of time where he was talking about how he’d like a messenger or something. I kinda dozed off. He barely let me sleep… I also let him have control of my iPod because i think better through songs sometimes… He went from pop music to screamo a second later. Common phrases that came up in nearly every song were “not the same,” “lied,” “the best”. Make what you will of it. Sometimes i think he was complaining about other goods, sometimes certain factions of Lokeans, and i think some were just because he likes the song. He dances like an adolescent girl in my very limited experience.
Mr. Hiddleston is great and all, but geeze, there comes a point.
Take a good look at your Home Shrine. Is it everything you want it to be? If not, try one of the following:
- Remove an object that you think no longer belongs on your Home Shrine. Is it still important to you, or have your Gods/Spirits/Thoughtforms/Entities asked you to keep…