January 17, 2011

Hate vs Love

When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us,
Power over our sleep, our blood pleasure, 
our health and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only they knew how they were worrying us, lacerating us, and getting even with us.
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days and nights into a hellish turmoil

- Dale Carnegie -

The porcupine is not generally regarded as a lovable animal…
I don’t know any child who has one for pet…
Porcupine don’t always want to be alone…
The porcupine’s dilemma; how do you get close without getting hurt?
This is our dilemma, too.
Everyone of us carries our own little arsenal. Our barbs have names like rejection, condemnation, resentment, arrogance, selfishness, envy, contempt…
Yet we, too, want to get close.
- John Ortberg -

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.
Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
- Jesus Christ -