Thursday, April 22, 2010
Misuse of Scripture..
Whether it is good or bad, I tend to “think” or as mr. mk4me says “overthink” everything. For a long time now every time I read an article/comments on negative sites that bring religion into the discussion – I just really don’t understand their logic. Please don’t take offense if what I am trying to express doesn’t translate the way I would like it to but.. the more I read the complaints and the general trashing about anything to do with Mary Kay, and then to back up the complaints, they resort to twisting Christian viewpoints and values, isn't that an example of the pot calling the kettle black philosophy?
Now, try to follow my train of thought here, I am having a difficult getting the thoughts and feelings from my brain and heart to translate into the writen word. They are passing judgement on all in and associated with Mary Kay. They want to shut the company down.. They condemn, lie, exaggerated, and do things against Mary Kay which are not “Christian”. when anyone points one finger at a “kaybot” that means four are pointing back at them.
Does the Bible not tell us - "judge lest not be judged", let he who has not sinned cast the first stone, (another old saying: people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones) and last but not least.. Vengenance is mine said the Lord?
Many condemn the wicked mk people, accussing us of doing things that they really have no clue as to whether we are guilty of them. (Glad I didn’t live back in the days of the Salem witch trials, we all would have been burned at the stake).
Now all that being said this is what really confuses me. –if they truly want to use their religious beliefs to justify what they are doing they are big hypocrites . If one truly lives by Christian values, the Bible tells us we will be tempted. From Genesis thoughtout our lives are we not all “tested” everyday? Isn’t part of the idea of Salvation being tested and making wise choice despite temptation,greed,etc?
When Eve ate from the forbidden fruit… God lectured and punished her, but Satan has been allowed do his work and “corrupt” as many as he can. So.. how can an ex-mker blame MK and feel the Company should be destroyed if what got them into trouble was any of the human flaws we have: GREED, PRIDE, LIES, ETC… God did not destroy Satan so there was no tempation. We are tested to make the right (Christian) decisions many times a day. The idea is NOT to fall to temptation, greed, etc… there is not one place in the Bible where it says that making the right choice will be easy, in fact it says it will be hard “a narrow road” so to speak. We will all face “judgement” day. God did not remove the temptations, we are tested all the time and get the chance to make a decision, Just thinking of one line in the Lord's prayer.. "forgive us our trepasses as we forgive those that trespass against us and lead us not into temptation.
From reading many of the anti mkers for as long as I have, the only reason some of them got in trouble is because they coveted what someone else had, lusted after someone else’s success, lied and cheated to get ahead, used and abused others, *what happened to love thy neighbor?) and many dishonored their husbands by keeping things from them. Isn’t the wife to “love, honor, and respect (obey)?”. We are suppose to and respect/follow His Law. If many of these "now" Christians were as good Christians while they were in mk perhaps they would have not gotten into the situations they ended up in with thousands and thousands of debt.
The old saying “The Devil Made Me Do it” ain’t gonna cut it.
If God allows Satan to continue to tempt us and we are expected to still make the right decisions, how far is it going to fly when called on poor behavior…the response is my nsd, my director, Corporate “mk made me do it?” - ??hmmmmm I don’t see that being the answer I would want to give.
We all have free will. We are all over 18, we all must take personal responsibility for our behaviors. Destroying Mary Kay will not change anyone’s short comings or lapses in judgment. I have seen far more religious manipulation on some of the anti mk sites than I have seen in all my years in MK.
In closing, the thing I tell the kids all the time, “ you will never be able to change the whole world but you can change your little part, so always make sure you are being the best “YOU” that “You can be! Every night when I lie my head on my pillow I reflect on my conduct of the day. Was I respectful, truthful, kind, patient, etc.. when I think of something I perhaps would have done differently, I focus on impoving that behavior the next time I am in a similiar situation.
Have a Great Weekend everyone.
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