Tag Archives: nonviolence

Did Jesus say, “Don’t tread on Me?”

Jesus could have said, “Don’t tread on Me!” He could have called Angels to overthrow Rome And the religious leaders Who wanted Him dead. Instead He was led away, To die on the cross For you and for me. Today … Continue reading

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What’s to like in people you don’t like?

How you treat your fellow humans, reveals how you truly feel about yourself. You can find much good in your fellow humans, if you look for it. There’s much hurt in the heart of humans. Your kindness can help them … Continue reading

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Without the presence of peace, perhaps a do-over is overdue

When a godly do-over is overdue, it’s time for repentance. If I refuse to see the evil in me, I can’t accurately see it in others. Matthew 7:5. Anger is a sign of poor self-management — of self-control taken over … Continue reading

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Beyond the verbal mauling, Jesus is calling

I want to live in a country of great kindness, not a hate-filled one! Too many Americans are running with the bullies–trampling each other with arrogance. It doesn’t appear that America has increased in greatness lately. We’re spiraling down. Today’s … Continue reading

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Mental fog & the worst thing an enemy can do to you

Understanding realityIs often a casualtyOf what we think we see. There are none so unkind as people who won’t see the pain in their enemy. The worst thing an enemy can do to you is to convince you to hate … Continue reading

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Finding kindness by choosing peace & joy

A non-hostile approach to life opens the heart to joy and beauty. Fight more against the evil in yourself than the evil in others. (It does you more harm.) Choices are building blocks. However you stack them up, they form … Continue reading

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To blame your foes is to step on your own toes

If you blame your foes for your woes, you’ll step on your own toes! Defy foes. Continually put your kindness under their nose. When you know that your biggest foe is yourself, you don’t feel a great need to fight … Continue reading

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Communicate to reconcile, not to fight awhile

Hostility severs affection. Try not to let that happen. Communicate to reconcile, not to fight awhile. I find it better to ponder people’s thoughts rather than to fight with them. Undiscovered alternatives for healing and reconciliation await those who will … Continue reading

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A lowly title for a blog post about pride

It’s humbling to write about pride. When I do, I see it in me. Giving up pride is liberating! There’s no image to maintain. Pride and peace of mind don’t mix. Pride confirms what you believe to be true. Humility … Continue reading

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Violence is extreme arrogance / humility seeks peace

Violence is extreme arrogance. It pretends it has the right to hurt people. Human violence almost always causes more injustice than it solves. Both prenatal and postnatal violence are cruel. Temptation is the “human race” bate, luring us into pride, … Continue reading

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