For the greater good.
Building bridges with people who have ripped your heart out.
Letting go of winning arguments so there will be peace.
Turning the other cheek just so the hatred will discontinue.
You were meant to build bridges, not burn them. To fill a gap that only you can fill. To build a network not corrupt the flow of communication.
If Jesus Himself chose to forgive, by choosing not to forgive do I say I’m bigger than Him?
The desire in me to have my own way is unnaturally realistic and borderline obsessive.
Yet would I put that above the greater good?
Christianity constitutes the ideal perfection of utilitarian morality. He taught me to forego my right to live as I please for His greater good.
I feel like a child throwing a tantrum but no matter how long I scream, He won’t give in. Not at the expense of His purpose, not at the expense of His integrity.
You determine the temperature and flavour of the water that flows from your mouth.
How can a bitter person speak beautiful thoughts?
How can a kind encourager destroy esteem?
Out of the same mouth come forth blessing and cursing. These things, my brethren, ought not to be so.
Does a fountain send forth [simultaneously] from the same opening fresh water and bitter?
Choose peace. love. mercy. forgiveness.
Even when it’s hard. Especially when it’s hard.
On a side note: Proverbs 6:9.
Thinking of: When will the nightmares end, how nothing is impossible, they’ll come for that but stay for You and I’m okay with this only because I choose to be.