BEFRIEND lepers, prostitutes, “undesirables”
What makes someone undesirable? Their physical appearance? Their actions? Does God see people as undesirable?
I once had a roommate who I thought was “undesirable.” This girl had a strong, opinionated attitude, and she was not afraid to show her full emotions and judgments toward people. I was quick to judge too and our interactions included many eye rolls and snotty glares.
I did what I could to change the situation and we ended up in separate rooms. But a week later I heard an angel voice telling me that I needed to befriend this girl so that I could grow as a woman and a Christian Scientist.
That afternoon, I moved all her belongings back into our original room. I literally left a note on the door telling her she was back in the room. It was probably rude to do this without permission, but I felt that words alone were not going to resolve the way we felt about each other. We had to take action.
By the next evening I knew she would be one of my best friends. Nothing made her undesirable. As soon as I let go of these thoughts, a beautiful friendship blossomed.
Melody Colliatie, June 2012
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