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Hard earned

Posted by markdohle , 02 September 2013 · 260 views

Hard earned

Human freedom is slowly grown into by each little, seeming unimportant choice we make to treat others with dignity, to not take out on those around us our pain, and to take responsibility for how we respond.  

Grace slowly opens our hearts to have compassion for ourselves and our inner pain and conflict.... in this healing, inner clashing will lessen, even if the pain does not always go away.  By choosing the loving response, by swimming against the stream, it is then that we become conscious, aware, and we grow into the person Christ Jesus calls us to.  

To live out the golden rule takes self knowledge hard earned, for how else can we treat others the way we wish to be treated, unless we actually know ourselves well enough to  know how.  Where is grace in all this?  It is in our response that shows grace at work, we always choose, floating is impossible.