I’ve heard this many times and I agree that it is plausible and could become part of my life. I haven’t mastered it yet. I’m thinking I need to get rid of the past garbage I clung to and grasped with fateful hurt. My prayer this month for myself.
Humans are emotional creatures + Humans are egocentric creatures = Humans often get their feelings hurt. It’s a pretty simple formula.
The fact that we are emotional shouldn’t bother us. Sometimes we tend to think so since they can occasional cloud good judgment, but emotions are not bad. God created emotive creatures so that we have an added dimension to our love, compassion, understanding, empathy, etc. Relationally, this makes us inherently superior to any of his other creatures.
The fact that we are egocentric doesn’t have to be as bad as it sounds, because it too is somewhat natural. It isn’t wrong to care for yourself. Taking care of your body, taking care of your mental health, taking care of your own spiritual life are all part of God’s intention for us to be good managers of the most individually specific blessings he’s entrusted to us.
However, when emotions run…
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