A Hill of Beans

He told Them what She said about Her.  So They told Her what She’d said about Her.  It was a surprise to Them, but Her response was that what She thinks didn’t bother Her.  Her response steamed Them.  She’d said bad things about Her; why isn’t Her ire up?  Why is Her response so indifferent to what She said?

I won’t speak for Her, but it’s well addressed by Bogey’s famous line from Casablanca:  “…the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.”

In the giant scheme of things, I agree with Her:  She can say it.  He can repeat it.  But just let Them sort it out.  No sense losing sleep over it.  There are bigger fish to fry:

He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly, To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8

A lot of time can be wasted—and damage done—by too much concern over such things.  If we are indeed spoken of unjustly, no worries: God will sort it out—all in His good time.

I expect that Her philosophy is this:  We’re all sinners.  Even if Her situation doesn’t match up with what She said, the surprise to Them is Her knowledge of Her due.   Just like the kid who didn’t deserve today’s spanking—but for this single one, there were ten others that got missed.  It all comes out in the wash.

Spurgeon well said, “…under certain lights there are evils in our character which make us guiltier than the rest of our fellow sinners.” 

There’s another motto that helps me understand Her.  The other day, in fact, I saw it as a tattoo.  (I chuckled when I considered what it will look like 20 years from now.)  The motto is this:  This too shall pass…

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