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    Hi Kathy...

    Read the scriptures your brother texts with the understanding of what God intended and not the intentions of why you brother has sent them....enjoy them.

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    I just wanted to add my two cents in here - Maybe your sister goes to a church which preaches sin brings sickness and diseases. And because your neice and her both have a dx of incurable diseases that the only way for her to deal with it is to deny she or her niece has these illnesses to save face at her Church and that she is feeling quilt and shame because of her beliefs. This is just her way of dealing or in this case not dealing with her own issues and as long as you stay in the truth Than God is a God of Love not punishment, and that yes by His stripes we are healed but that may not be here on Earth we may not be healed till we get to Heaven where there will be no more Tears, Fears or Pain! God Bless you and remember your sister is lost and confused and being torn by her own beliefs now is not the time to be mean and hurtful back but loving and forgiving even if you feel like socking it to her. Yes it is very unChristian like but we are to love those who hurt us! ------------>>>>>>>> This is a lot for me too as I too have heard this from my sister. Hugs Debbi

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    Hey Kathy,

    Sis sounds like one of Job's friends...if you read in the book of Job his "friends" were just like that. At least one of them kept telling him that he must have done something for God to be punishing him.

    The facts are: When sin entered into the world, death came right along with it and of course with death would come disease, illness, pain, pestilence, etc...

    Not everything that happens to you is because God is angry or happen...He is there and he does give us the strength to withstand. One thing that Christ himself said was that we should not expect life to be a piece of cake...it sure wasn't for Him when he was down here...
    So ask sis....if jesus's apparent poverty or his painful death was because he was sinful?
    I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.......Robert Frost

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    Oh were we supposed to vote Christian or hypocrite? I would add one more...judgmental...The Bible says for us not to Judge one another unless we want to be judged, also .
    I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.......Robert Frost

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    Thanks for yahs input. I am not mean back, I finally talked to her today. We had to agree to disagree, but doesnt mean she right and doesnt mean i am either. We said I love yous and cried together! What I meant was I a christian or hypocrite by feeling the way I did. I am glad every1 has wrote to my post. Its been a blessing. Hugs love Kathy
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    Oh now I understand...my vote is Christian.
    I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.......Robert Frost

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    ::Gentle hugs to all::

    Unfortunately some Christians follow people before Jesus. Jesus never said follow me and I promise you a rose garden without thorns, to the contrary He said "pick up your cross and follow me."

    He made it clear that sin had no cause in chronic illness. Jesus answered this question; John 9: 1As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" 3"Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus

    He goes on to explain there is a purpose in everything, we may not always see it, that's where faith and trust lives.

    Since a genetic link has been found to lupus, there is no difference between being born with damaged eyes or being born with a damaged immune system.

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    Hello Kathy!
    I read what you wrote and what your sister said to you and I took it personal and my reply is "NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME/YOU SHALL PROSPER!"
    I don't know what the reasoning was/is to say such a mean and hurtful thing as I think that we, those who have Lupus, already live in a dark place sometimes with depression and this disease. I know you don't believe you or anyone is being punished and therefore this is the reason we have Lupus. The truth is we have no answers and no matter how good or bad sinful or sinfree we have been we don't deserve to have Lupus or any disease. I could name the longest list of people who are considered evil who are disease free...Charles Manson for one.
    I believe I am better and bigger than Lupus and so is my God! I believe in mind over matter and that God helps those who help themselves. I am glad you and your sister made up but when people tell you things direct or not mean or heartfelt that you disagree with it is okay to be hurt and heartbroken....BUT know you are beautiful and you beat Lupus! You beat negativity! You beat Hate! You are a VICTOR and not a VICTUM!
    I walk around everyday and I say it out loud and in my head conscious and not and I procliam and believe "NO WEAPON FORMED ME AGAINST ME SHALL PROSPER" BY THE STRIPES I AM HEALED"

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    Thank you both! Since I last wrote. My sister and I have had a blow up and cry fest, and now she is texting me and calling to check on me, and has told me she knows its not because of sin that i am sick! So even though it was painful for a while it has been alot better! God bless and hugs Kathy
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    That is wonderful! Ya know, I think chronic illness sometimes scares people; family, friends and strangers. I think they are afraid that it could be them, afraid they don't know what to say. Afraid they don't have the answers or afraid they can't fix us so they say and do things that hurt us sometimes without them really meaning to.

    and a HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to you! My Internet has been on the fritz.
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