Ok people. I am aware that this message may confuse some of you so I am going to piggy back off of Jesus because whenever people want to sound authoritative they validate it by saying “Someone smarter than me said the same thing a long time ago.” So in the tradition of other people who try to push their agendas using religious references, I am going to suggest that when Jesus said “shake the dust off your feet” it was another way of saying “Some bridges need to be burned”. What better way to validate myself than to put my words in the mouth of Jesus, right?
But don’t agree with me because I’m trying to say that this is what Jesus meant. In fact you don’t have to agree with me at all. Just search your heart when you listen to this video and ask yourself if there are some bridges in your life that would be better burned than standing. Some people will have a hard time with this and project their inability to reconcile this feeling onto me or secretly agree with me by laughing at the video while simultaneously continuing crossing those bridges into needless pain and suffering. All I am suggesting to you is that you don’t have to. If that suggestion is new to you, I understand. Most people don’t say things like this and a lot of Christians and spiritual people are notorious for taking on more than we can handle. And of course there is virtue to bearing one another’s burdens. But at the end of the day some people have made choices that no amount of your suffering can undo or rectify. That’s all I am saying. And I am saying it in love. I hope you get something out of it.
“Now whatever city or town you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and stay there till you go out. And when you go into a household, greet it. If the household is worthy, let your peace come upon it. But if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet. Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city! – Matthew 10:11-15
If you are a person who feels like someone should burn the bridge that leads to you, I just want you to know that you have the power to take responsibility and cross that bridge over to the other person or people and then burn the bridge that leads to your self condemnation. There is often more love on the other side than we think.