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!

 

 


Posted by , October 18, 2017 15 comments

15 comments

  1. I join you TODAY to go through a day with no hate! And will work on it each day forward !

    Comment by Robyn McKay on October 18, 2017 at 8:03 pm

  2. Thank you so much Robyn! I found it harder than I thought, but I will still try and show people the love of Christ through my actions! Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog. I am sorry for the late response, but a new grandson was born into our family last week…praise God!
    I pray God’s blessings on your wrtitings!

    Comment by Maggie Simmons on November 2, 2017 at 4:53 pm

  3. It sure would be nice if the world could exist without hate, but as students of the Word, we know that day will never come this side of eternity. 🙁
    I think that’s why it is so important the church (the body of Christ) allow the Holy Spirit to fill us with the love of Christ! It is supposed to be the defining aspect of our lives – the thing that sets us apart. We need only ask God to help us. To fill us with His love and He will be faithful.
    I will strive towards love with you!

    Comment by Esther Hosea on October 19, 2017 at 2:28 pm

  4. Thank you Esther, for your encouraging words and for taking time to stop by and read my blog. Yes, I agree with you…as Christians, with the Holy Spirit living in us…people should know us by our love!
    I am sorry it took me so long to respond, but last week a new grandson was born into our family…praise God!
    I pray God’s blessings on your writings.

    Comment by Maggie Simmons on November 2, 2017 at 4:50 pm

  5. You are so right. We can all start exactly where we are. Thank you for sharing on this, we all need to keep trying.

    Comment by Hope found in M.E. on October 19, 2017 at 3:01 pm

  6. Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog. I’m sorry it took me so long to respond but a new grandson was born into our family last week…praise God!
    This challenge was harder than I thought, but you are right, we must keep trying! God bless you and your writings!

    Comment by Maggie Simmons on November 2, 2017 at 4:08 pm

  7. I stopped watching the news when I started to see all this evil and hate prevailing in the news. Now I just pray that God’s love prevails in everyone’s heart because we really need it

    Comment by Jackie on October 24, 2017 at 12:01 pm

  8. Challenge accepted! Although I have no doubt that it will be more challenging than any of us expect. I didn’t think it would be challenging until you said, “can you live a day without deceit, criticism, judgment, anger, or gossip?” Ouch! I feel very convicted, because it is typically my children who is on the receiving end (criticism).

    Comment by Rachael on October 24, 2017 at 6:54 pm

  9. I agree Rachel, it was harder than I thought..unless of course I didn’t see anyone that day! lol But I thank you for taking time to read my blog and for your encouraging words. Sorry, it took me so long to respond, but a precious new grandson was born into our family last week…praise God!
    If I could go back during the time of raising my own kids, I would try to be more relaxed and at peace with things…enjoy the laugher, make time for those ‘precious moments’ that dissipate so quickly. I would want them to remember the the fun I exposed them to and the peace I pursued. Blessing to you, sweet one as you raise your children and encourage others.

    Comment by Maggie Simmons on November 2, 2017 at 4:06 pm

  10. Beautiful read! It’s refreshing to read positive articles about spreading love to the world rather than hate like we typically see on the news/internet. We need more articles like this!

    Comment by Kim on October 26, 2017 at 12:35 am

  11. I am sorry it took me so long to respond but a new grandson was born to our family last week…praise God! Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog…I appreciate it and your kind words too. God’s blessings on your writings!

    Comment by Maggie Simmons on November 2, 2017 at 3:40 pm

  12. I absolutely LOVE this, and have had a very similar conversation with many people, more so this past year than anything. I wrote a blog post myself, actually more than one, talking about things like this. In one of them, I recalled a song we use to sing in a youth group…”And they’ll know we are Christians by our love”. It’s SO important! Thank you for sharing this!

    Comment by Stacey Lynn on October 26, 2017 at 4:41 pm

  13. Stacey, I remember that song too! I love it and still sing it to myslef! I’m sorry it took so long for me to respond, but I had a new grandson born last week…Praise God!
    Thank you for your encouraging words…I’m going to check out your blog posts on the subject too. I appreciate you stopping by and reading my blog… God’s blessings on your writings.

    Comment by Maggie Simmons on November 2, 2017 at 3:38 pm

  14. I can do this. I do try to treat everyone as though they are Christ standing in front of me. But a challenge like this, I am sure, will reveal any neglected areas or the oft overlooked small things.
    There is so much wickedness today, so much hatred and maltreatment of others. I wish everyone would challenge themselves to love others on a daily basis. 1 Corinthians 13 really puts that into perspective!

    Comment by Juanita on October 26, 2017 at 11:39 pm

  15. I am sorry it took me so long to respond, a new grandson was born into our family last week! God is so good! I want to thank you for stopping by and reading my blog. I agree with you, it is something we all should do as Christians. I found out it was harder than I thought, but I will continue to love as God commands!

    Comment by Maggie Simmons on November 2, 2017 at 3:35 pm

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