|Some love words about me from my friends...|
They uplift me when I am down
Our focus is too much on the bad things going on in this world or even in our own, personal world. We are easy to take offense, we even look out for things that may cause offense to us or to the ones we love. It's to the point that any and everything we say is being judged by the "Don't offend me" police.
That being said, I am a true believer that you do not try and offend. We should do our best to avoid offending someone with our words. Kindness should always win over my need to say something.
I truly believe it is a matter of the heart. What is the heart of the statement. I know some things are just mean no matter what but I am not talking about hate speech. I am talking about someone writing or talking about a subject...what is the heart of the writer or speaker?
Too often times, we are so concerned about how we feel that we don't take into consideration how the other person feels or where they are coming from. We just assume they are judging us or condemning us or our actions out of malice or hate. We don't take the time to consider others.
We need to live a life of LOVE. Love for God, Others and believe it or not, Ourselves. The Bible tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves. If we don't love ourselves, how can we show love to our neighbor? And, we know that God is love. All love comes from Him. He is the fullness of love.
When I focus more on love, how I love God, how I love my family, how I love my friends, church, neighbor, people all over the world...I fill my life with wonderful love. My perspective, the way I see my world, the way I talk and even the way I listen is altered because of this love. I am not so easily offended and I don't easily offend.
|Love...its a fruit!!!!!|