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Friday, February 06, 2015

PRAYING FOR THOSE WHO MISTREAT YOU

February 6, 2015

The first part of this article is personal sharing and background information. I have lived at a senior citizen/elderly apartment property where rent is based on income for several years. The wonderful organization that owns and operates this fairly young property not only provides low-income senior citizens with housing, but also veterans and other types of people.  The company has a “resident-centered approach” (words from their web sites and literature).  For the first few years I was here, we had a manager with good communication and interpersonal skills and a kind heart.  We didn’t always get what we wanted from him, but his delivery was respectful.   One resident had lived at a commercial property he had managed in the past and told me and others that he is the best manager she ever had. His life’s work was in apartment management.  His health deteriorated, and we lost him to a heart attack.

We were several months without a manager at this property and were so grateful when one moved on site in the last quarter of 2012.  That gratitude quickly turned into shock.  You see, New Manager’s “management style” was as different from that of prior manager’s “style” as day and night.  I prayed for New Manager a lot over the next year, but finally gave up because New Manager hadn’t changed. During that first year (and even to this day), some residents called this a prison camp environment with New Manager as commander.  New Manager had been ordained a minister by the organization that operates this property; unfortunately, New Manager doesn’t have a minister’s heart or a ministerial countenance. Residents haven’t been treated as if they have anything to contribute as community members (as had been the case under previous management). New Manager has come across as condescending in New Manager’s interactions with people who have protested New Manager’s “management style” and decisions and lack of attention to concerns about the apartment property in general.  More than one person has been overheard saying that previous manager is probably “turning over in his grave” since New Manager arrived.  New Manager projects a closed, unfriendly vibe rather than an open, welcoming vibe.  All too often, New Manager has blamed senior citizen/elderly residents for maintenance issues and ignored suggestions and complaints while pretending they would be addressed. Some have called New Manager “two-faced” and like two different people. Some residents have been afraid to complain because of threats made in letters delivered to residents’ doors and posted in our community room during the first several months under New Manager and verbal delivery of what New Manager wants and doesn’t want in an authoritative, “I’m-the-boss” manner.  New Manager recently told a group of residents gathering for another reason that residents can complain about anything that goes on with our individual apartments but not anything about the apartment complex as a whole (landscaping, trash dumpster, etc.).  Suffice it to say, New Manager’s “style” doesn’t reflect the purported values of the organization that owns and operates the property. Unfortunately, New Manager’s supervisor has backed New Manager’s decisions at least 75% of the time. In all fairness, it seems to me that New Manager’s management skills have improved with experience, but I agree with some residents who claim her “interpersonal skills” are the same as always. As someone has said several times, “I don’t feel her heart.”

Recently New Manager interrupted a gathering of some residents (about one-fourth of residents) with our part-time Services Coordinator, and New Manager’s words and demeanor deeply saddened me because, once again, New Manager didn’t come across as resident-centered (as the parent organization claims to be), but more authoritative and controlling and angry and disrespectful.  It was made clear that New Manager doesn’t want resident input on anything except resident apartments (although backing off a little when gently challenged by one of the residents). Many times, it’s not what one says that is offensive, but how one says it, the delivery, and the vibes one is emanating. New Manager verbally demands respect from residents, but respect works both ways. Senior citizens/elderly deserve respect, and allowances for shortcomings due to age need to be taken into consideration (as prior manager did). Senior citizens/elderly are not to be treated as if they are in junior high school.

Within a day of the resident gathering, two other long-term residents ranted and raved loudly to me at length about their hatred (yes, the hate word) of New Manager, including claiming New Manager is racist because New Manager favors residents of New Manager’s own race, and residents of that race don’t question anything New Manager says or does (not exactly true because I have heard some residents of that race grumble, too). Some are afraid they’ll get evicted if they complain, so they keep silent, and there is some validity to those fears because that possibility has been mentioned in authoritative letters from New Manager to residents during the first year of New Manager’s presence. On the other hand, there are some residents who express they haven’t been treated poorly by New Manager. Some are church-going Christians and just keep silent and pray. And that brings us to the subject of this article.

There are two scriptures in The New Testament of The Holy Bible that are applicable here.  If the reader isn’t interested in reading the different translations, feel free to skip ahead. 

Matthew 5:44:  New International Version - But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you; New Living Translation - But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!  English Standard Version - But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you;  New American Standard Bible - But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you;  King James Bible - But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; Holman Christian Standard Bible - But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you; International Standard Version - But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you;  NET Bible - But I say to you, love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you, Aramaic Bible in Plain English - But I say to you, love your enemies and bless the one who curses you, and do what is beautiful to the one who hates you, and pray over those who take you by force and persecute you; GOD'S WORD® Translation - But I tell you this: Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you. Jubilee Bible 2000 - But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless those that curse you, do good to those that hate you, and pray for those who speak evil about you, and persecute you; King James 2000 Bible - But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who despitefully use you, and persecute you; American King James Version - But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which spitefully use you, and persecute you; American Standard Version - but I say unto you, love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you; Douay-Rheims Bible - But I say to you, Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you: and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you: Darby Bible Translation - But *I* say unto you, Love your enemies, [bless those who curse you], do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who [insult you and] persecute you; English Revised Version - but I say unto you, Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you; Webster's Bible Translation - But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who despitefully use you, and persecute you; Weymouth New Testament - But I command you all, love your enemies, and pray for your persecutors; World English Bible - But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you; Young's Literal Translation -  but I -- I say to you, Love your enemies, bless those cursing you, do good to those hating you, and pray for those accusing you falsely, and persecuting you.

Luke 6:28: New International Version - bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you; New Living Translation - Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you; English Standard Version - bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you; New American Standard Bible - bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you; King James Bible - Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you; Holman Christian Standard Bible - bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you; International Standard Version - Bless those who curse you, and pray for those who insult you; NET Bible - bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you;  Aramaic Bible in Plain English - Bless those who curse you, and pray over those who take you away by force; GOD'S WORD® Translation - Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who insult you; Jubilee Bible 2000 - bless those that curse you, and pray for those who despitefully use you; King James 2000 Bible - Bless them that curse you, and pray for them who despitefully use you; American King James Version - Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which spitefully use you; American Standard Version - bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you; Douay-Rheims Bible - Bless them that curse you, and pray for them that calumniate you;  Darby Bible Translation - bless those that curse you; pray for those who use you despitefully; English Revised Version - bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you; Webster's Bible Translation - Bless them that curse you, and pray for them who despitefully use you; Weymouth New Testament - bless those who curse you; pray for those who revile you; World English Bible - bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you; Young's Literal Translation -  bless those cursing you, and pray for those accusing you falsely.

Because this issue with New Manager has been in my heart and on my mind, I began preparing to pray for New Manager again first thing this morning.  However, it immediately became so clear that I was to initiate the full Divine Reconnective Healing Process for New Manager, so I pulled out the lengthy document (about 450 items now) and began. First I called upon the Angel-Light Team and various other heavenlies on behalf of New Manager in the name of Christ.  Then I gave general instructions and clarifications to ensure we’re not overstepping when doing the work.  Then I spent several hours giving instructions to the Angel-Light Team and asking the Heavenlies for assistance for New Manager.  I had more input than usual when so doing--guidance to cover certain things and revise certain items for the benefit of New Manager. And some words just flew out of my mouth.  I felt such joy, even exaltation at times. I’m given we’ll be able to assist New Manager about 70% (every bit helps), and the work will only take about ten weeks to complete because this is “major league.”  Normally, we take at least twelve weeks to complete what we’re allowed to do via the DRH Process on behalf of individuals. Over the twenty-five years of my ministering, some sensitive people whom we’ve assisted that have spiritual gifts and psychic abilities have reported seeing angels and receiving input from the angels that they came from Angel-Light, and some have reported sensing my person with them. Most of the people we’ve assisted since my Lightmobile had to go the auto graveyard and I gave up the “traveling angel” lifestyle (before moving to this apartment community) have been unable or minimally able to donate in support of my ministry. Nevertheless, as long as this life continues and the Angel-Light Team is available, we will continue to assist people in various ways as guided and allowed. 

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