I went to sleep last night in a pile of tears, nose all stuffed up and with a bad tummy ache like I’ve just been kicked in the stomach–‘cos that’s what hurtful words do. As I reflected on what I could have done to warrant such an angry reaction from someone, I saw my contribution to it, accepted my share of responsibility for it and apologised.
Gotta love Jesus for being so plain about this in Matt 7:3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” It’s so easy to point out the flaw in others but we all need a look in the mirror–beginning with Me, Myself and I.
As I spent some time thinking of the person I have unintentionally but obviously hurt, I asked in prayer, “What can I do, to regain the love and respect from someone I love?” The immediate answer was simply this: “Love more.”
Everyday, we face our own battles. In the midst of that, there will be hurtful things said out of anger. It’s so easy to fight back, but an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. When you’ve done your best to resolve it, the only thing left to do is to “Love More”.
It’s not easy, but it’ll be worth it.
It’s so much easier to hold a grudge, but all it does is keep you stuck. It makes you the prisoner. Let go. Forgive. “Love More.” It’s the best thing you can do for yourself–it sets you free to love and free to live.
This morning, Mariah, an awesome friend of mine, sent me a video link, saying “You will love this! FREEEDOMMM!”
As I watched it, I felt so much Joy from being a witness to something so beautiful so I’m going to share it here! Watch the sheeeeer happiness of the Humpback whale after it’s been set free–that’s what love does! Be inspired! 🙂
“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”- Swedish Proverb
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