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My group / your group — disdain isn’t sane . . .

True self-esteem never needs someone to look down on and never results in insults. It never needs to criticize other people in order to feel good about self. My group, your group, When we jump thru that hoop, What we … Continue reading

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Christians are called to be peacemakers, not accusers . . .

The living Jesus calls us to reach people with His love, not to defeat them with our political views. He said: “Blessed are the peacemakers,” Bless those who curse you,” and “Love your enemies.” I think He meant it. Christians … Continue reading

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Wait! Get offended later . . .

There’s no need to be quickly offended. You can always get offended later. Pride gets easily offended because it refuses to see its own faults. When you’ve been tripped up by truth, maybe it’s best not to jump up and … Continue reading

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Jesus advocates peace

Jesus says, “Bless those who curse you.” Wouldn’t that be an interesting policy? Jesus says, “Do good to those who hate you.” Following Jesus is much harder than most people think. “Love your enemies.” If Jesus really means that, we’ve … Continue reading

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Righteous anger isn’t easy

Anger is deceptive. When we think that our anger is righteous, we tend to see ourselves as superior to those who oppose us. It’s easy to consider your own anger to be righteous. It’s not so easy to feel that … Continue reading

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Disagree with kindness — be your brain’s bouncer

Even when people disagree with you, you can still celebrate that they were created in God’s image. To exchange compassion, collaboration, and cooperation for name calling, is to create unnecessary conflict and cast away common sense. Concern and compassion are … Continue reading

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Do we really need all the anger?

Anger is an acid that eats up peace (both inner peace and peace in society). Anger paralyzes both reason and love, tricking people to act from impulse instead. Anger is contagious. Don’t allow other people’s anger to make you angry. … Continue reading

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Politeness primarily provokes positive responses

People respond positively to politeness. Please try it today and see. Thank you. However, rudeness offends people unnecessarily and creates needless enemies. When you love people politeness comes easy; when you don’t it’s a pain. How people act toward you … Continue reading

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Weaponized words enable violence (just ask Cain & Able)

There is both good and bad in every person. Find and focus on the good in everyone and you can love them. Walls in the heart tear people apart. Open hearts connect with caring and compassion. Hard hearts disconnect and … Continue reading

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Love Chapter — fresh glimpses of 1 Corinthians 13

“Love your enemies.” Be patient and kind to them, without envy, boasting, or pride. Don’t dishonor them. Refuse to be easily angered with them. Keep no record of their wrongs. Love “is not self-seeking.” Being controlled by our own desires … Continue reading

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