One time I was at the supermarket very depressed but I don't think I was visibly sad, and this woman came up to me and said "Can I tell you something? Jesus loves you." I mention this example because I wasn't even near a church. Last night I was having problems and I went out for a walk and the same thing happened, except I was near a church so there is at least a reasonable explanation. Is this just a normal thing?
asked 10 Apr '13, 13:09
What do you mean by "a normal thing?"
Christians view "Jesus loves you" as a compassionate gesture. Apparently your depression, sadness or problems are visible enough that they notice.
answered 10 Apr '13, 13:41
yes "a compassionate gesture", and i would add that you're apparently sympathetic :)
(10 Apr '13, 14:22) ru bis
You manifested this experience in ur hard time. It was a way to show you that someone cares and loves you. And with ur possible views that we have chatted about with how u view people, in ur belief systems, maybe u can not see that random people could have this type of compassion,. so u mannifest this jesus ordeal. I have one question,. did it help u feel better ? Knowing someone, even in their own way cared ?
love n light
answered 10 Apr '13, 17:01
TReb Bor yit-NE
The word "Jesus" in my mind is heavily tied to Neville's definition of the word. Jesus is the inner man of imagination, Jacob, which causes the outer world to take its shape. So it does help me feel slightly like that inner man is saying "Don't despair! I'm right here! I haven't abandoned you!" However I know that on a human level, that is not what they mean. What usually goes on in my mind when that happens is "Words are empty, if Jesus loves me, he should express that love better".
(10 Apr '13, 17:08) flowsurfer
Yes. i understand what u mean. If u try to not project what u think they mean, and use ur own definition, than it can become very powerful. Often we do do this and never truly know what another means as they speak to us, fortunately me and u communicate well, in very clear terms, but many can not, so i say do not try to project what u think they mean, and only use ur own definition there, and it might become more helpful to u. LOVE
(11 Apr '13, 15:45) TReb Bor yit-NE
There are good and loving people of all walks and faiths. When you're open to it, they will often surprise you with gestures such as a random "I'm sorry you had a bad day" in passing, as I got the other week.
Though I am not a big fan of modern Christianity, I still feel warmth and appreciate when people offer me 'blessings' from their religion. I accept good wishes from any faith, even if it isn't shared by myself. Just good hearted people spreading love and happiness where they can.
Reminds me of here a lot, many walks of faith, lots of good will, and everyone doesn't mind when someone says they will pray for someone, best wishes, love and light, etc. Different 'languages', different ways to simply spread joy. Restores my faith in humanity. ^_^y
answered 11 Apr '13, 06:29
"I'm sorry you had a bad day" ...well then, why don't you stop being sorry and do something about it instead! A hug won't feed me, and sorry won't make feel better. =)
(11 Apr '13, 06:33) CalonLan
Actually having a random person simply show compassion was more than enough to brighten my day. It often doesn't take much effort from a stranger to brighten the day of another. Little effort, big result. =)
(11 Apr '13, 06:36) Snow
If the need is to feel being loved and belonging, then yes. But if I have a bad day, I got need to feel burn of alcohol in my stomach. I'd rather have people invite me for a drink then. haha
I mean, Jesus would sure invite me for one to brighten my day. ^^
(11 Apr '13, 07:20) CalonLan
I used to use another variety of burning as my bad-day-remedy. Now I've redirected my sources of unshakable positivity to non consumption related habits, such as music, artists, exercise, etc.
Now I try to maintain my consumption related habits as a voluntary recreation only, though it can be nice to unwind with a drink sometimes.
I concur with your last assessment, and I figure he'd probably conjure it out of water just to show off. I also figure if the OP manifested booze not words it'd work
(11 Apr '13, 07:30) Snow
I tried to live healthy once too. Then I figured, what can happen if I don't? - I die. Well doesn't that happen regardless of the way I live? It does. So what's the point of living healthy. There's none.
Not to say I'm alcoholic, maybe I'm I can't say since I never seen alcohol drinking even in excess as a problem to begin with. I just know it tastes good, tequilla, oranges and cinamon yummm =)
(11 Apr '13, 07:38) CalonLan
A simple smile in passing can make someones day.
(11 Apr '13, 07:38) Roy
I especially agree with Little effort, big result. It is so easy to give a little encouragement. The thing that gets to me is that you never know who you may be giving to. I have received random kindnesses from strangers at times that shook me to my core. Being deeply depressed and frightened, feeling totally unloved and worthless, just barely dragging myself out to pretend to be normal, then receiving that sudden shot of love... To a person in that condition, it can be a very big deal.
(11 Apr '13, 16:26) Grace
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This is a message from God to you. Jesus said that as we treat others, we treat him. He is that compassionate person. When we accept Jesus, we take him inside of us to live and express himself through us.
answered 10 Apr '13, 17:13
Maybe because Jesus Loves You... :)............................................................................................................................................
answered 11 Apr '13, 19:17
28 Then they asked him, “What must we do, to do the works God requires?”
29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” John 6:29
...Wade Casaldi expressed it beautifully... surely I learned something today
answered 11 Apr '13, 21:48
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