Sunday, April 22, 2007

A Higher Ground

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.." (Matthew 5: 43, 44) Whatever your religious beliefs, this is just sound thinking. It ultimately doesn't matter who is right and who is wrong but how we handle what goes on in our lives. There is so much hatred and anger in the world today we need to take a higher ground. The world needs to stop the "eye for an eye" mentality and respond in love, blessing, and prayer. When one is lashed out at by another, we don't necessarily know what is going on inside of the other person, and even if that person IS responding in pure anger and hatred, it is better to reach out in love and pray for them that the heart and mind might be changed, and receiving a blessing, than to heap more hostility on that person and the world. The tragedy at Virginia Tech was horrible and we CAN be justifiably angry it happened, but it doesn't change what happened. What CAN change thing is to pray for everyone involved. that lessons will be learned, and that it ultimately will lead to positives changes on how we treat each other and reach out to one another. Take the higher ground. Reach out in love. (love, Beau)

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