Some antidotes for insults

Insults produce such negative results that you’d think humans would be smart enough not the use them.

An insult reveals the insecurity of the person who gives it.

Insults are an attempt to put an end to someone’s freedom of speech by smacking them with unkind words.

An insult is an attempt to hurt a person without using physical violence.

Insults are designed to harm people, to intimidate and silence them with pain, not to convince them with logic.

People’s hearts are changed by kindness, not by insults.

People who have little confidence in what they believe often feel the need to resort to insults.

Apologizing requires courage. That’s why there are far more insults than apologies.

Any person who has lived a few years has plenty to apologize for, but pride trains us to deny that fact.

Lord, give me eyes
That can see
With humility
And recognize
When I need
To apologize.

Real lies
So people
Don’t realize
When they see it
With their own eyes.

Heart-felt apology
And making amends
Is better than
Going to church
And saying amens.

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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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