Easier Way

While skiing near the top of Bald Mountain last week, I stopped to take in the scenery and to shoot a few photos. At one point I came to a sign indicating a choice of difficulty in slope. It made me think about a story I read recently about a guy who, when he became a Bible student, became very vocal about his faith. This practice resulted in his being laughed at sometimes, and one person in particular really rattled him. He decided to pray for him, taking Jesus’ admonition to “pray for your enemies” to heart. A year later the young man discovered that the person who had scorned him had, in fact, not only become a believer, but a missionary. I’m sure the Bible student’s reaction was something on the order of “who’d a thunk it?”

This is a reminder to me that although standing for one’s belief in Christ can often meet with distaste, it’s important not to take the easy way out. If you have a story to share about taking the harder (or easier) road, and would like to share it, please do so. I’d love to hear from you.

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About Tricia Pimental

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tricia Pimental's second memoir, A Movable Marriage, has received 5 Star reviews from both Epic Book Quest and Readers' Favorite. It's available on Amazon in both Kindle (amzn.to/1RtRBwp) and print (amzn.to/1OiGlUU) versions. She is also the author of two Royal Palm Literary Award Competition-honored books: Rabbit Trail: How a Former Playboy Bunny Found Her Way, and Slippery Slopes. Other work has appeared in International Living Magazine; A Janela, the quarterly magazine of International Women in Portugal; and anthologies compiled by the Florida Writers Association and the National League of American Pen Women. A member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and a former Toastmaster, Ms. Pimental resides in Portugal. She can be reached at www.triciapimental.com and on Twitter @Tricialafille.
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