Monday, June 14, 2010
St. Albert Chmeilowski
When the hurts run deep, it's hard to imagine turning the other cheek. I don't think Jesus wants anyone to be a human door mat. To me, he is saying not to sweat it. Let it go. A grudge does more harm to the person holding it than the person its held against.
One more thing: "Offer no resistance to one who is evil." Lest you be drawn into sin yourself. Nothing good comes from fighting, bickering, snide comments, hateful looks. It makes you just as bad as the person who hurt you. Rather than look for ways to get back at someone, simply ignore them, avoid them, pretend it didn't happen. Living with the joy and love of Christ may well be the greatest revenge!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to bear slights, insults and sufferings as you did. Help me to stay focussed on what really matters: my heavenly home with you! Give me a spirit of humility and a joy in you that spreads to my children. I ask this in your precious name, Amen. St. Albert, pray for me.
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