Do you remember that time when a family member or friend asked you something that had nothing to do with them or that was inappropriate, and you told them to mind their business? You said it because what they were asking was not something that they needed to know or wasn’t something that pertained to them.
You wanted them to spend time taking care of their own life rather than the life of others!
Indeed there are times when people are affected by the action of others; for example that wife that was betrayed by the husband. She is affected by his actions. And sometimes she is affected to the point of deciding to do the same! Or the parishioner who the corrupt pastor of a church flirts with or even touches inappropriately and it affected her in such a way that she even stopped attending church and stopped praying all together. These extreme examples are cases when another persons decision affects your life. But in most cases, what others do have nothing to do with you.
Look at this example from the bible, in today’s language Jesus was telling Peter to mind his business!
Then Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved… Peter, seeing him, said to Jesus, “But Lord, what about this man?” Jesus said to him, “If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow Me.” (John 21:20-22)
In today’s language, Jesus was telling Peter to mind his own business and follow Him.
This is my advise to you: don’t be distracted by those giving a bad example, remember salvation is personal. Pay attention to your life, and specifically your spiritual life and your actions. On the Day of Judgement, God will not ask a husband about his wife or a mother about her child. Only about themself.
May the God of the Bible bless you
Bishop Bira Fonseca