For your consideration……

Words can hurt. We all know that. We have all experienced that. And we have all used words to wound.

Today we are asked, “And where did that get you? How did that work for you?”

I think we all know the answer is, “Not very well.”

So why do we do it?

That is the point of today’s message. If we are tempted to use words to wound, we need to stop and see the reflection. We need to look in the mirror. What are we recognizing? What are we seeing that has triggered the temptation to use wounding words? Is it valid or not? Is it the truth?

If it is valid and true, we can be grateful for the insight. We need not retaliate. We were shown the truth. It is good. Now we can make a course correction and grow.

If not, if it is not true, why did we let in.? Why did we accept it? Why did we let it wound us? Again, retaliation will not serve us. Two wrongs do not make a right. No, we need to release what is untrue. It does not serve us. And we need to remember to be more conscious in the present. When wounding words are hurled at us, we simply need to deflect them or let them keep moving on past us. Remember, only the truth is acceptable. We must only let the truth through to our authentic self.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take……

-Meditate/pray……stay tied and aware of your authentic self 24/7.

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Define what truth means to you.

What made me smile yesterday……

-Landscaping for our yard is finally settled and scheduled.

-Vacuuming done.

-A trip to Stillwater. Ahhhh.

-Schedules synced. My cousin, Karen, is coming to lunch tomorrow.

-We had a terrific thunderstorm. My poor dog. Yup, I relented and let him get up on the bed to try to sleep. It is a wonder he does not have a heart attack. Needless to say. He is exhausted today.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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