Smoking weed in San Diego


I’m in San Diego for a conference this week.  I’ve enjoyed the city- especially the weather.

Yesterday I went for a run from the conference hotel.  I walked down to an intersection to cross over into a park- and was met by a strange odor in the air.  It was sharp, distinctive and permeated the air around me.  I looked sideways at two young men standing next to me and quickly determined the source.

These guys were smoking marijuana.  In broad daylight. At the corner of a busy intersection.

I was stunned, but it obviously wasn’t a rare occurrence for these two.  Isn’t this illegal? They causally talked and laughed while they waited for their bus.

The light turned green and I ran across the street into the park.  But I couldn’t get the thought out of my head.  It was just a strange sight.

I later found out that this wasn’t illegal at all.  If you are 21 and follow certain rules, public usage of marijuana is perfectly legal in California.  It wasn’t agains the law at all.

What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.  Philippians 4:9

It made me think of my own life…and how my behavior and attitude might shock others.

The times that I show greed or envy.  The opportunities to show mercy- but I don’t.  When anger takes over my thoughts and I secretly harbor ill feelings toward others.

Thoughts of anger, greed or envy aren’t illegal, but they are unproductive.  When I display those tendencies, I can hurt others or diminish my influence as one who loves Jesus.

Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. Philippians 3:17

Pray for me to be a better example to others.  I want to show Jesus in my life- even when  I think that no one is watching.

And let me know how to pray for you.

God bless.



6 thoughts on “Smoking weed in San Diego

  1. jluthiutmedu says:

    Another excellent message.
    Thank you for taking the time to share.
    Please pray for me to let my light shine for Jesus to.
    God bless you,
    John Luthi

    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

  2. patouillet says:

    Keith- Thanks for sharing and for providing great food for thought. Was that your daughter in the picture? Lee

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  3. Focus on the love of Christ has for you and you will naturally bear the fruit of the SPirit. keep your focus on the truth of the Gospel. I invite you to visit my website and check out my videos, join my group online on fb if youd like or email to chat ❤

  4. Nothing wrong with smoking weed, but brother. Focus on the truth of Jesus and you will naturally be yourself. You are a saint. Righteous and clean. Please visit my website. It might help♡♡

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