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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wrestlin' with the Pigs

OU girls basketball coach, Sherri Coale, used the following quote both of the times I've heard her speak at church events, "Don't wrestle with the pigs.  You'll both get dirty and they'll enjoy it."  I'm not sure who the quote originated with, but it makes a good point, doesn't it?

When dealing with people, as well all do - probably every day - we should be careful in the way we speak and in the way we respond.  Our actions and our words reveal to the world our true character.  They also show to others the example of Christ...or not.

When we "wrestle with the pigs", it means we are going down to the level of the mire and muck....getting dirty...playing dirty.  It's easy to stoop to that level.  It's often hard to not want go there - with the pigs.

But, as Christians, we're called to be different.  We're called to be set apart.  We're called to be holy.  Sometimes that means by keeping silent.  Sometimes that means submitting to others.  Always that means taking up our crosses and following Jesus.

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
Romans 12:18

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