“Asking the Reason” ( 1 Peter 3:15, WYC ) by Carley Evans

I wish I could say that people come up to me and ask me the reason for my “faith and hope.” I can’t. I can tell you people often comment on how happy I am – they do this because at work in the hospital as I walk between seeing patients, I sing or hum. People, as they pass, comment, “My you’re happy this morning.” And my response, most often, is: “Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t realize I was singing out loud” or “I am happy, thanks.” Sometimes, if I’m not bubbling with true joy, I respond, “Might as well be happy.” I say this because for me happiness is a choice. I do choose to be happy. Life is too hard and too short not to make the very best of it. I admit I’d get a real kick if someone would actually stop and ask me why I am happy, why I have faith and hope as if that someone could see that in my demeanor. I know exactly what I’d say.

But hallow ye the Lord Christ in your hearts, and evermore be ye ready to [do] satisfaction to each man asking you reason of that faith and hope that is in you, but with mildness and dread, 

 

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Simple Tom.

  2. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Humanity 777.

  3. lambskinny says:

    Thank you Skinny Wench.

  4. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Thomas. Many blessings.

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