Saturday, January 24, 2009

Daily Digest #213

You have heard that it was said, "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth." But I tell you not to resist an evil person. —Matthew 5:38-39

Most broken relationships are caused by pride. Both parties insist on being right. Both are hurt. Both want to get even. Both can't stand each other any longer that they choose to fall apart, not minding other people involved. If these cases do not exist, there wouldn't be divorces, or child custody cases, or even wars. Many get hurt, and usually these are realized after the damage has been done.

But if we learn to humble ourselves, and get our focus back on our main objective -- may it be for marriage, family, children, or friendship -- then we would consider our thoughts before we act or speak. We would be more mindful of what the other would feel, or how our choices would affect those people that matter to us. And we would learn to revive the love we felt over and over, through the passing of time, despite of all the misunderstandings and fights. How peaceful our lives could be if we just learn to get along -- with love, respect and humility.

For this, let us pray. May we grow a heart of patience and understanding. May we learn to forgive each other. May we initiate peace in our homes and be an instrument of God to the people we love, bringing them closer to Him in everything that we do. May we learn to appreciate what we have, and thank God for all our blessings. May we call upon Him when our relationships are being tried and tested. Pray always.

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