How we talk, respond and listen is important
If in anger we speak, we draw down the same upon us. In speaking truth, love and calmness suffice, for others to listen, they must not feel attacked. No one sees into the soul or heart of the matter, yet we must speak what we think is right.....we must also allow others to speak as well. To have a disagreement is to expected, it does not imply bad will.
No one can change me, nor can I modify others, yet in communication with respect and love, we all plant seeds that will grow at their own rate. It is the Holy Spirit that waters, it is God who changes each one of us who have open hearts.....we are called to listen and respond with compassion and love, just as we want to be respected and heard.
To become bitter and argumentative is easy for it is fed by anger and deep pain. Yet in the end it only leaves us alone and bereft. Anger causes us not to see others, or to hear them, they become invisible to us, and we to them, when they respond in anger back.
It is difficult to live the Golden Rule, to actually treat others as I would like to be treated. It takes a deep death to self to accomplish this so as to stop the endless cycle of yabering, jabbering, calawagging, and wampering. I calawage a great deal. God help me.--Br.MD