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    Pray before You Post

    This may be so basic that I should feel like an idiot for bringing it up, but we Christians should probably pray before we write blog posts. Or write comments on the blog posts of others. Or write pretty much anything that other people will see. And I mean really pray. Not "just" the kind of prayerful attitude that we're supposed to have "without ceasing." But we should probably stop what we're doing, go into the closet, close our eyes, fold our hands, and make a clean break from whatever it is we're doing (at least briefly).

    I say this because I know I need to do this. When I read blogs that make me angry, and make me want to comment, it's the easiest thing in the world for me to react in the wrong way. Sometimes I shouldn't say what I say. Sometimes I'm wrong. Sometimes I'm right, but I'm just a jerk. Prayer might help me to be more right. But prayer will probably help me to cool off, to be gentler or more loving, to be less arrogant, or to realize that maybe I don't need to say anything at all. And that would be a better testimony to the truth and beauty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Posted by Eric Costa on August 17, 2007 05:00 PM


    a very wise admonition. its ironic as i was about to post this comment, and then i realized, hey wait, i need to pray about it.

    you are very right though. i too get upset sometimes and dont stop and pray. i have been too harsh at times as a result.

    but this might be a good habit to apply in almost every area of life.

    thanks for the encouragement.


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