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Recently I did have an experience that has made me bow my head in momma guilt-laden shame.

It started when one of our kids was being treated poorly by another. Not bullying, just not … nice. Mother Hen stepped in and the hairs stood up on the back of my neck whenever I heard that kid’s name. I was angry! Then one day, while praying that God would protect my child’s heart from this kid, I felt compelled to pray for

the other kid.

That stopped me dead in my praying tracks! That couldn’t have been a prodding from the heavens to lay the nasty kid at the feet of God!

Then Matthew 5:44 raced through my heart,

love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you
.”

Now, I might be able to pray for those who persecute me,

but my kids?!

Yet, I heard it, loud and clear,

and so I started to pray for this kid.

I’ve been doing it for over two months now,

and guess what,

I’m starting to like this kid,

and

they are more … nice to my child.

As a matter of fact, I have started to get to know this kid better, and am praying for them more specifically …

as though I care about them!

And I do.

My child likes this person, and now, I do too.

So, has the kid actually changed?

Or have I changed in how I see this person?

 

 

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