Two wrongs don’t make a right.
We hear that old adage but do we understand what it means?
Rudeness, road rage, shopping cart rage, self-righteousness, impatience, and lack of empathy and consideration all contribute to a cloud of discontentment and sorrow. There is so much anger and despair in the world, and it feeds on itself in a miserable cycle until finally, it ends, too late to correct the damage.
Keeping a cool head, giving the benefit of the doubt, slowing down, carefully choosing our words, and avoiding the temptation to retaliate are sorely lacking. I know I’ve been guilty, too, because sometimes it all seems too much to take, and I forget to pause and pull away to the quiet place where God’s Word shines through to instruct and comfort.
Words are important.
Actions are important.
Facts are important.
Feelings are important, even if they are not factual because by their false narrative, they give us insight into the heart of another.
Love is important.
Take the high road…. the road less traveled… and make the world a better place, if only in your little corner.
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
our kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory
forever and ever.