Does etiquette ever interfere with your spiritual mind and growth? It does mine big time. Sometimes I feel the need to focus on spirituality, feelings, and soul care development? About the time I read a few great popular books and get the freedom to be me, so they tell me, I stumble across a passage of Bible Scripture that I read many times but now it starts to interfere with my new self help books. My new modern etiquette gets a little test.
Here is an example that muddles my mind taken right from the Bible:
“But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.” Luke 14:13, NRSV
Why, if I might ask? “He said also to the one who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid… 14 ) And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
No, something is really wrong here. I want to be invited back. I believe that is owed to me. I want to enjoy the sharing and rewards of gathering. Don’t you? Or, is this just me?