To drink Sprite is one thing; spite is another

Spite, the desire to hurt others, indicates the absence of love and compassion. Unforgiveness leads to spite and malice — the insanity of intentionally hurting others to make yourself feel better. Malice and mercy are opposites. Mercy requires much more courage than malice.

Malice is mistaken identity, believing that evil is in the people you don’t like (or disagree with), but not in yourself. Freedom of speech guarantees the right to openly disagree with people, but we don’t have a right to verbally abuse them.

If you don’t do what you know, merely knowing it won’t do you much good. If you won’t refuse to allow thoughts that you don’t like, to remain in your mind, then they will linger and torment you.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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