"The honorary duty of a human being is to love." Maya Angelou.
Loving someone isn’t always easy. Sometimes it's incredibly hard...especially if that someone has hurt me or has done something that's left me scratching my head because of their hard stance. But I know I'm called to love my enemies, which, for me, can sometimes be like climbing mount Everest.
Thoughts of revenge pepper my mind more than loving the person who hurt or betrayed me. 'I hope they get what they give out. I hope something bad happens to them….to teach them. That's it...to teach them a lesson.' No love in that. But it's where my mind goes.
And then time happens and I start to think that I don't really wish them anything bad. Payback. It's not where I want my life to go. The thing is, Love changed me. Love made the difference. I want to live kind no matter what. I've learned that there's a process that needs to happen before I always end up in a softening place of choosing to forgive, choosing to love and choosing to be kind.
Happy Thursday, Guys.