But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2: 8-9
God’s grace is so amazing! My tattoo serves as a reminder to me of the grace God extends to me each and every day! His grace is more than enough…
Another one I want to get, and for similar reasons.
“Steve isn’t overwhelmed or upset by technology at all; he’s just self-conscious. For most of his life, people made fun of him for being small, clumsy and weak but at least they didn’t think he was stupid.
[Image: 18-piece green-colored background with a common house mouse. Top text reads: “Not sure if recurring suicidal thoughts are from actual depression” Bottom text reads: “Or just recursive thoughts due to OCD”]
I can’t tell what specific flavor of crazy I’m being today.
Casual Racism is, suddenly, after months of making me believe that you were an ally to POC, you suddenly burst out with “you know what, white people suffer all the time in ways that asians, blacks, and latino people will never understand so stop acting like you guys are the only ones with problems” and hardcore derail by trying to make the discussion about your own family disagreements as proof that I don’t know suffering like you. And when I try to explain that privilege doesn’t mean you don’t suffer, you tell me “i don’t feel like talking about this anymore”, which is the EPITOME of white privilege. Being able to ignore racial oppression.
Mod note from nappyedges: This is why some POC hate all white people and do not want to interact with them unless absolutely necessary. You keep fucking up. You claim to be allies and then your turn around and pull some racist shit. Or you apologize for someone else’s racist shit. It’s not cute. Nobody has time to deal with that mess constantly.
Was trying to explain this to someone the other day. I’m white, and have faced a lot of awful stuff in my life. Being privileged simply means that my skin colour/sex/gender/sexual orientation/etc doesn’t cause even moredifficulties and abuse. That’s really clumsily written :/ But I hope it makes sense.