Today is National Punctuation Day, yes, a day to celebrate !?,.” ” :;–( ) You may know punctuation marks more like this though 🙂 or 😉 , maybe 🙁 And fun fact–the @ symbol is called a small snail in Italy. Okay one more–a misplaced comma once cost a company $70 million dollars. Oops.
I’m guessing though, that because of school, because of homework, and because of writing assignments–you probably hate punctuation marks. It’s one of those things that makes people feel bad when they get corrected. You know, when you get a paper back and the teacher marked it all up, and it looks like you just made tons of mistakes.
We should not point out mistakes other people make all the time–wouldn’t you hate that? There’s a difference between helping people make good choices, and pointing out that they’re wrong in front of a bunch of people. Be a good friend and help your friends, but don’t be a know-it-all and point out when they’ve made mistakes all the time.
Encourage those who are afraid. Help those who are weak. Be patient with everyone. 15 Be sure that no one pays back wrong for wrong. But always try to do what is good for each other and for all people. 16 Always be full of joy. 17 Never stop praying. 18 Whatever happens, always be thankful. This is how God wants you to live in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:14-18 (ERV)
Dear Jesus, Forgive me when I am a know-it-all. Show me how to be a better friend. Amen.