Thursday, September 24 2020 - 10:11 AM
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When Your Boss Is a Jerk, Do This

Dear God: I’m just boiling! I can’t remember the last time I was this mad. You saw it all. Jerry called a staff meeting, and then called me out right in front of the whole group . . . when the plain fact is that he screwed up the project, he lied about it to the manager, he got a pass. And I got my head taken off in front of eight people.

I’ve learned that there’s no point in dressing up my language when I talk with you God, so you might as well hear it: it’s just a big #%$&! mess. There. I’m sorry – but I’m not sorry. You know it–and so I need your help.

God, please help me to remember that when I go to work, I really report to you. This guy, this fragile, broken jerk being my boss is just an accident on the flow chart. I do want to honor you and be faithful to you when I do my job. I tried hard in this case; I really did. So the fact that I got inappropriately reamed out is, I guess, rather an academic point. But it sure doesn’t feel like it right now.

So okay God; thanks for always loving me. Here are the words I’m obliged to say, but you know I don’t much mean: “I forgive Jerry.” You always come around and slowly give me the gift of genuinely forgiving; please do it again.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

David B. Smith writes from Southern California

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David B. Smith

writes from Southern California.

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