Tuesday, March 11, 2003

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have eovercome the world." John 16:33

Self Tirade: ok this morning I realized that I have probably hurt and offend so many people in my life that it wouldn't be fair for me to ever really be offended and angry. (point 1) After all one greater than I has already over come all of these things and some how manages to stay loving. So who am I to say that I am better then HE and stay mad? (point 2) I am always worried about seeming weak (which in and of itself pretty prideful). But if I thought about it in the least I would realize that love is a greater emotion than fear or anger. And so if I don’t want to appear weak, I should be loving anyway. (Point 3) Dwelling on all the negative thoughts is not healthy to you or the people around you. And while your busy thinking about how offended you are, your not thinking about anything better— your thinking of your self and how hurt you are. Why not think about how you can help someone else?

So basically my advice to the world today is… if your offended by something, get over it. Your being offended doesn’t change or help anything.
PS you don’t always need closer… not in the sense that you have to close something with another person… it’s usually just something you need to close inside your self.
PSS Sometimes in silence a hundred thoughts can be communicated.
PSSS I don't mean to take credit for all that was just said... b/c obviously ppl. have talked about these kinds of issues for years, but sometimes it takes a while for what u hear to finally sink in.

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