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12:47 PM   [14 Feb 2012 | Tuesday]

Memo to Self (Lessons from the Book of Proverbs)

Memo to Self:

It appears there has been some apparent disruption in the area of doing unto others. It has been brought to my attention a recent episode of returning evil for evil. For all intents and purposes this type of behavior, otherwise known as wanton and willful retaliation offers up no good outcome.

The event in question was bothersome but could have been addressed in a much different manner. A recent acronym, WWJD, for example, could have rescued you in no time. The Executive Office has given us guidelines to follow and we are to be professional forgivers...not revenge takers.

Understanding how the human mind works and how tempting it is to "get even", as it were, I will not reprimand, but instead urge you to return evil with a kind word. Remember the verse in Proverbs that says "a gentle response defuses anger" (THE MESSAGE). The wiser person walks away from trouble, responding in love.

Being quick-tempered, Self, will lead to  foolish behavior but the patient individual has great understanding. (Proverbs 14:29). Keep this in mind when dealing with hurt and anger.

In closing, remember that reckless words pierce like a sword, right through the heart, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. (Proverbs 12:18.)

Mood: contemplative
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StevenPaul1953 | Wed Feb 15, 2012, 15:02

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Well said, Hazel. Yes, we need to also remember His words..."in your anger, do not sin!" (Eph. 4:26)...


 
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