“Mine your own material” was assignment sixteen from #everydayinspiration. Well, I spent quite a few hours doing some mining and came up with the following, due to so much unrest in today’s world. It’s material from a past post which I’ve edited for this one…words of wisdom from various sources for peaceful living.
If someone hurts you repeatedly, you are commanded by God to forgive them instantly, but you are not expected to trust them immediately, and you are not expected to continue allowing them to hurt you…The Purpose Driven Life – page 143.
Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments because you know they produce quarrels…be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful…2 Timothy 2:23, 24
Thoughtless words can leave lasting wounds. God did not put us on earth to hurt people’s feelings. (Source unknown)
I am resolved in all human contact to meet petulance with patience, questionings with kindness, hatred with love, eager always to do the kindly deed that brings the joy of service and that alone makes human life truly human…Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune with the Infinite.
Love your enemies for they tell you your faults….Benjamin Franklin.
…Encourage each other daily….Hebrews 3:13.
Compassion is to share with another whatever it is that circumstances are bringing to bear on that other. It means to be with, to share, to overlap, no matter how difficult or painful it may be…Madeleine L’Engle, Author…A Wrinkle in Time among other books.
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can…John Wesley.
Let everyone you meet be happier for having met you, for having spoken to you. This you can do by spreading joy….Edgar Cayce.
…Never hold grudges…Forgive the person who offends you…Col. 3:1
…Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippi9ans 2:3,4.
If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all people…Romans 12:18
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
When the choice is to be right or to be kind, always make the choice that brings peace. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow…Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead…Just walk beside me and be my friend…Albert Camus, French Novelist 1913-1960
Our world right now is in much need of getting along with others, and we all need to do our part, however small it may be, however infinitesimal, be it ours to do by all the means we can as John Wesley so wisely said.