Words can be cruel

Cruelty doesn’t have to involve actions. It can come forth in words alone.

Cruel words breed more cruel words and will eventually lead to cruel actions.

Words that attempt to justify cruelty are cruel.

Being “cruelty free” involves avoiding cruel words.

An educated mind can be cruel, but an educated heart cringes at the thought of cruelty and strives to be kind instead of cruel.

To refuse to listen to people’s pain and write it off as irrelevant is a form of cruelty.

To overlook cruelty, to be cruelty-blind, is a sign of emotional weakness.

If cruelty to animals is a bad thing, then cruelty to any form of human life is also evil.

Silence in the face of cruelty is cruel.

Anger, personal pain, and/or self-righteousness are no justification for cruel words or actions.

No political system has a monopoly on cruelty. It’s a part of human nature that we must strive to overcome.

When light-skin/dark-skin was defined as good-skin/bad-skin, history unleashed terrible cruelty.

Before you say or do something from an agitated or annoyed state of mind, ask yourself, am I about to be cruel?

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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 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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