May we not be deep-rooted in fear, anger and hatred. When we come across wrongdoing, let us pray and forgive. Hurting people hurt people.
Luke 6:29 says “Whoever strikes you on the cheek, offer him the other one also [simply ignore insignificant insults or losses and do not bother to retaliate—maintain your dignity]. Whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either.”
Nothing can be accomplished if we are committed to only noticing the bad in everything and in everyone. If we look hard enough, we could absolutely find bad everywhere we go. But if we look hard enough, we can also find the good. What we focus on is what we become.
In order for things to change, we must be and see the light in all things. God said there will be tribulation in the world, cheer up! For He has overcome the world. John 16:33
Because Jesus lives in us, we have the power and the authority to love unconditionally and to be the light in a dark place. There will always be sin and evil in this world and that will never change. However, what we can change is ourselves. We will never be able to force anyone to treat us the way we think they should. That is not in our power. What is in our power is to love them anyway, no matter what. We should forgive others as God forgives us and not rely on others for our own happiness and inner peace. We are responsible for creating that ourselves.
God has given us all a voice to share His goodness and His love. That is the only way; love conquers all. There will be things in this world we will never understand but God understands and He wants us to be at peace, to love others, to trust Him, to forgive and to be kind and compassionate no matter what. Every single moment of every single day we have a choice – what will you choose?
The actions and words of others whether in kindness or in wrongdoing has nothing to do with us. We mustn’t be concerned with these things. For everything will be taken up with God, once life on this earth is over. We must pray for ourselves, our loved ones, humanity as a whole and this life we lead.
At the end of the day, we can only take responsibility for ourselves and our choices – not for the choices of others.
Let us focus solely on ourselves and outwardly project all that God is and nothing less. He is watching and is with us every step of the way. God Bless each and every one of you. You are infinitely loved.
The Gypsea Soul