I feel worn out with all the wickedness around. I wonder if you do to.
I don’t want the watching of suffering to become common place, but part of me is afraid that it is. There is so much of it. I want to retreat and get away from the news as if that were to stop the flow.
My mind can’t manage it all…it’s too much to carry. So, I let my thoughts wander…what if…could there be an actual day without hate? Is it at all possible?
We know we cannot control others, but what if it started in our own little sphere? Just moment by moment we take what is given and use it to spread the love we all so desperatly require.
It could start with each one of us and our own willing heart and the good that it knows to do. Then we let love loose one person at a time as we decline to be angry, criticize, or be cruel; and replace vile words and judgment with encouragemnet of the soul.
I know it sounds difficult at first, but it may be easier than you think if you just take one person at a time. Don’t look at others or what they are doing…just love them regardless…just for a day. Your feelings may surge, but ignore them…they’ll eventually dissipate.
I know we can do it, if we are alert at how kind we can be….
Love bursts forth through tragedy as we have observed so many times and it’s a beautiful thing to behold. But may I respectfully ask, do we have to wait for tragedy in order to see love so tenderly displayed?
Think with me for a bit…we don’t see the sufferings of the heart… or the pain life is asking someone to bear. The tragedy they endure isn’t visible to us…so they stagger emotionally; crippled and bruised in their soul. Isn’t that reason enough to propel us to boldly love? Life is difficult, we know it and have experienced it, so let’s not add to others’ misery, but be a part of their healing instead.
You may be thinking that you don’t hate and never have… so then can you live a day without deceit, criticism, judgment, anger, or gossip? When you think about it none of these things leads to love…only detest.
So, I am encouraging us all, myself included, to start reacting with care and take a step to live a day without hate. If you make a mistake, try again and again but know you’re attempting to change. May God go before us and let us walk in his love!
Please comment if you plan to join A Day Without Hate…you choose which day…and let me know how it goes!