Why don’t you talk to a counselor again? – translation – You really need some help and are clueless.
The verse above talks about showing mercy to those that say these things or worse yet, do things because of their ignorance. Paul is shown mercy even though he actually killed Christians before his conversion. Shouldn’t I do the same?
Some say ignorance is bliss. Well I don’t think the early Christians would say that or anyone that has to continually justify their decisions when it comes to their special needs child. Whether it be a mental health diagnosis, hemophilia, or anything else, there are many hurtful things that we special needs parents hear in any given day.
What are we going to do with the ignorant remarks that come our way? Self-examination may even show us areas that we are speaking out of ignorance as well. Will we show mercy? I would like to think I do, but that is not always true. I may not directly bash the other person, but what about gossiping with my friends that understand my struggle?
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