Bullying & violence say, “I’m incapable!”

When someone uses bullying or violence to get what he wants, he tells the world that he’s incapable of getting it some other way. However, hurting someone in order to get what you want is cruelty. The desire to hurt others is evil.

It takes the heart, the conscience, to keep people away from doing violence. Mental arguments against it aren’t very convincing. As long as violence remains in human hearts, it will continue to manifest in violent actions.

It takes no thought to be violent, but restraint requires thoughtful self-control. Road rage demonstrates that humans have a strong tendency toward violence.

The alternative to what’s fake isn’t hateful mocking. It’s full disclosure, genuine humility, and speaking the truth in love.

It’s much better to see yourself as an adventurer who overcomes obstacles, than as a victim who is mistreated by others. People who see themselves as victims, aren’t very good at loving their enemies. People with great hope, are.

Life is more than economics, health, and self-protection. Uncertainty can awaken us to the reality of the risen Jesus. As your complacency is being disrupted, don’t miss this opportunity to get close to Him. When complacency collapses, it’s better to consistently call on Christ, than to worry and/or panic

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 co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We 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 called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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