This verse will hopefully be an inspiration to an angry not-so-young lady in my extended family:
8 Anyone who does not look after his own relations, especially if they are living with him, has rejected the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. (This is from 1 Timothy 5)
I don't "preach" my spiritual beliefs. I attempt to follow them. I informally say my prayers off an on throughout the day as if the Lord was in the room and we were conversing. I say "thanks" for whatever I have to be grateful for and ask for His help with problems--whether the outcome is what I want or just receiving the strength to handle what is coming our way. I make a lot of mistakes, perhaps not as many as when I was a more foolish young person but mistakes just the same. I'm human as are all of us here on earth. I'm getting better as you will too. The Lord will forgive us if we sincerely try to do better and are sorry for our errors. I've had a family situation recently that tried me tremendously but I am getting through it. I hope the lady the above verse is meant for will read 1 Timothy and take his message to heart.
No matter what you have said out of ignorance or by knowledge gleaned from hateful sources, I love you. I don't know if you'll see this but if you do, know that you are forgiven.
Sorry for being so gloomy today dear readers. I just had to get this off my chest.