Where there is faith, there is love; Where there is love, there is peace; Where there is peace, there is God; And where there is God; there is no need.
Todays Focus: Give up hatred----return good for evil.
1 John 2:9
Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness.
It is easy to like certain people without loving them. But how well do you love those you find it impossible to love?
When someone does something hurtful and mean to us, we are not supposed to do something hurtful and mean back. To do bad to others when they do bad to us is called paying back evil for evil. Returning evil for good is treating others well even when they do not reciprocate
We are not to do bad things to others when they do bad things to us because if we do, we become just like them. When my boys were little I remember repeatedly telling them that just because someone else does bad things, was no reason for one of them to do it too. Too often bad examples are easier to follow than good ones. The hard part was learning what is good and what is bad. It wasn’t easy being a parent, but teaching the difference was essential to their well being.
It’s also essential for our own well being.
Remember this: The Good you do, comes back to you, The Evil you do, remains with you