Life is Worth Living
Life is Worth Living Bow Not to Anger The discretion of a mandefer- reth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. (Proverb 19:11) If ever a person set an example example of using discretion when others others were determined to destroy him, it was Jesus Christ. He turned with a warm and forgiving heart realizing that they were not fully responsible for their actions. Evn at the torturing, grueling and painful ordeal on the Cross, Christ look down at his persecutors with compassion, saying, "Father, forgive them for! they know not what they do." So many times, a person is ridiculed ridiculed and pre-judged before the true picture is revealed. Surface Surface judgements and speculations has led many a person to lash out at his neighbor. If only these people, who probably mean well, would not be'hasty, but take time to search for the truth. Then if a problem needs corrected, goto that person with love and understanding, understanding, offering a helping hand , instead of a two-edged sword, there would be so much less hurt in the world today. But even the condemned must not bow down to anger . .'.he must rise above the inflicted wounds of the heart and show forgiveness forgiveness and compassion upon his enemy. Certainly our actions have at times caused pain and sorrow to God yet He extended mercy and pardon, surrounding us with a penetrating love. Why then can not we live by this example example and use discretion in our actions actions towards others. . Anger, hate and bitterness breeds a depressed and sorrowful state of the soul whether we are the offender or the offended. Why should we dwell in this state of mind, when we can know true joy and peace of mind by a simple act of forgiveness.