Monday, April 09, 2007

Part of my job

As under-under shepherd of the ladies of my Church, I feel responsible for them. I know that I probably shoudn't, but I feel badly when I see one of them making terrible choices. I had a long talk with one of my young ladies last night. She has a crush on an unsaved man, one with 3 children with 3 different women, no less. This lady works near this man and he has shown interest in her. She says she "Only wants to talk to him" Yeah, right. She has already admitted to having a crush on him. Just talk? Please don't insult my intelligence!
I told her that sometimes I feel that I am standing near a dangerous precipice. I have a warning flag and a Stop sign. I also scream and holler at anyone heading towards the precipice.
Sometimes, people I love are running towards the precipice. I call out, I wave my flags, I raise the Sign. They look at me and laugh. They think I am just a fuddy-duddy. They don't see the danger. They ignore the stories of those who have fallen.

Last night she told me that if she wanted to make mistakes and ruin her life, that was her choice and that shouldn't bother me.
I told her that I weep for those who fall. So does God. I told her that she in not an island, and that many will suffer if she falls. She doesn't care. How sad! I will pray for her. And weep.


Michelle said...

Well, the bible says not to grow weary of doing good. But it sure can feel like your beating your head against a wall!
We pray for her.

Rhonda said...

Yes, we pray. And we don't worry. Hmmm, I'll have to work on that part!