“In The Light of Grace”
MOTLighthouse Blog by Chaplain Ann M. Wolf
Investing in a positive outcome: “Many ask…why be kind in the face of difficulties with others? Why be patient with others? Well, there is a reason to look past challenging characteristics in people and at times, even those within ourselves; because we never know how a seed of love planted today, could neutralize any other negativity that may have been planted and taken root within a person which could be what led to the unpleasant behavior in the first place. Some folks can’t seem to escape the cycle of hate and fear, until one day, in an heaven-sent encounter, they can see, perhaps for the first time, what love and mercy look like; and perhaps in that moment, they will also be able to feel, that they too, are worthy of the touch of kindness.
Though it is also true that sometimes we have to distance ourselves from truly harsh people, nonetheless, we can still leave room in our hearts for the possibility of change on behalf the afflicted; and we can still uphold the vision of what any of us can become in the Light of Grace.
How do we do this? We can first seek the Spirit within for peace, strength, and wisdom. Then with our speech, our prayers, and our humility, we can teach by our example, showing someone what a better way looks like, instead of reacting like the devil to the devil. After all, Grace is the great equalizer, where none are above the other as we all grown spiritually. Doing these things are part of what being merciful means.”
“Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (KJV)
But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Luke 6:35 (KJV)
Image “Grace Tattoos” credits: Sonny Horath – By permission; thank you Sonny!
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