If you win with a guilty conscience, deep down, you know you really lost.
Pride isn’t strength. It’s a bluff to cover-up weakness. True strength often comes in disguises: kindness, compassion, tears, forgiveness, vulnerabliity, humility, and openness.
Strong people aren’t dependent on other people’s approval or respect.
Kindness in the face of hostility requires faith and love. Retaliation only requires anger and offense.
Rude people need love. Retaliation just makes them ruder and ruder. The Bible says that we “must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone.” 2 Timothy 2:24
Only the weak can thrive with God. The strong think they don’t need Him.
To live with your heart shut down is to miss out on life’s most amazing experiences. To keep an kind, open heart in a cruel, uncivil world requires much courage.
The greatest strength is surrender to God. (“Christ in you, the hope of glory.”)