“When someone curses you, bless that person in return. When you are mistreated and harassed by others, accept it as your mission to pray for them. To those who despise you, continue to serve them and minister to them.” (Luke 6: 28-29, The Passion Translation)
These acts of lovingkindness are healing. An honest blessing is the activity of God in our consciousness. It is utilizing the divine Love within us toward another.
When we feel someone has wronged us, it may feel very difficult to do anything but feel hurt or angry, to react in a way that is defensive or emotionally charged. This behavior may feel natural, but there is a more productive way to respond which is truer to our nature.
We aren’t being martyrs or saints when we choose to bless those who harass us. What we are doing is taking an action that is healing, and fully supported by God, the Almighty. This choice to love, to bless actively, can be healing for those who, in their ignorance, may need to feel and understand love better.
And it is also a balm for us. As thought and action focuses on good, we find ourselves in a more genuine place of peace and comfort, and we can feel the upset fading away in the joy of experiencing God’s love in us and in action.
Let’s be what we were meant to be. Lovers. Those who bring their good hearts into the world to help it be a better place, and to feel the rich benefits that God’s Love brings to us as well.
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