Saturday, April 13, 2013

Jesus, Friend of Sinners

Today we saw an example of what God must be looking for in "love thy neighbor".  A patient of ours who is epileptic, probably from multiple head traumas from her husband beating her over the years, brought two ladies with her to clinic.  One is the second wife of her abusive husband--they all live in the same house.  The other is  her old and blind mother-in-law.  She brought the sister-wife because she too has been having seizures for several years and also suffers at the hand of their husband.  She helped translate for her and told me of the abuse they suffer from this man.  So many times I have encouraged her to leave him and go live with her grown son's family, but she stays out of some sense of obligation.  She is a Christian and always thankful for the prayers.  I have to say, that if I were the jilted wife, the last thing on my mind would be helping my husband's mother and his mistress in their time of need. It puts a whole new meaning on loving our neighbor as ourselves and being a friend to sinners.

1 comment:

Lynn Leaming said...

I love the way the Lord often uses those we minister to, to actually minister to us. May He continue to bless you richly as you do His kingdom work!