Thursday, January 17, 2008
Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world; it is appeased by love.
AAAHHHH yes. Nirvana. The ultimate truth. Isn't this what everyone says that they want? The world is in a constant state of flux. Ever changing. Ever evolving. It would be nice to have a constant wouldn't it? Rather than never quite knowing where you are, always having that place to look where you know you can get your bearings. It's not the news. The news is full of hate and change and things that stress you out. It's not work. Just thinking of work really stresses me out somedays. Interpersonal relationships? Come on. That's a rollercoaster ride if there ever was one.
I was told recently that you must repay evil with good. A simple statement. Entirely too simple really. However, it is ultimately true. There is so much evil, hatred and discontent in the world. Why should we add to it? I mean really. Think about it. If someone says or does something that you perceive (really that's what everything is - perception) to be bad or wrong or mean or untrue, what good does it do to multiply that negativity? None really. God doesn't want us to repay a wrong with another wrong. He wants us to repay a wrong with love. Vengance is his. He's better at it than we are. He's been doing it much longer. People will be given the opportunity to "learn" from their mistakes. However, their eyes must be open to see the lesson.
I'm really trying to walk around with open eyes. It keeps me from running into walls and turning down the wrong path. People that go to church don't necessarily have open eyes. They believe that because they go to church every Sunday and they tithe and they are "active" that it will secure their place in heaven. The problem is that their eyes aren't open and neither is their heart. Your eyes and your heart must be open to Jesus. Jesus is the only ultimate truth.