Matthew 5:38-42
When you and I are hurt by the actions of others, can we find ways to respond creatively rather than striking out? When we do this, we live in the spirit of Jesus rather than the violent “eye for an eye” spirit of this world. We need to remember that evil deeds do not arise out of hearts filled with joy and peace, but out of hearts suffering with anxiety, inadequacy, jealousy, hatred or any of a thousand maladies. May we be people of healing in our homes and communities.