Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Do not be overcome by evil

There was a time when if someone did something mean to me, intentional or not, I would not only repay that evil, I would pay it forward. I would say "I can be your best friend or your worst enemy, I'll let you chose". What a horrible way to live. Hurting people hurt people.

My heart began to change. If someone did something mean to me, I would do two nice things for someone else, this could be a big thing or a small thing, like paying for the coffee for the person behind me. I thought I didn't want evil to be in the balance. Now it's 3 times. 3 nice things if someone does something mean.

However, today, I asked someone to help me with something... and she was a witch... and I even printed out the email... so I wouldn't forget. And for a moment I thought "wait until next time she asks me for something, she'll see her email". And then I went to lunch began to breathe and thought "First, that's no way to live, Second, they'll know we are Christians by our love" and I simply remembered a bible verse that was Jessica Burton's favorite from Sunday school Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. And so I took down the email.

The Word of God never fails.


Pat said...

Good for you! Goodness is it's own reward!

Trish said...

Good girl...that is not your heart sweet girl!

Constance said...

I SO get what you're saying but I hate to admit it, sometimes I just WANT to be mean!

I love what our Pastor says,
"What we want for others is JUSTICE but what we want for ourselves is MERCY!"

Lynette said...

Thank you for this inspirational blog. I also blogged today about the upside down world we live in.