While we are growing up we mostly encounter negative people - people who are fearful, aggressive, domineering, even violent.
This teaches us to be cynical and negative ourselves.
But when we encounter God we experience such overwhelming love and goodness that we decide to be part of the answer, not part of the problem.
And this means to be positive and helpful to those around us, especially those who are suffering.
It means showing concern and consideration for others.
But most of all it means sharing our love with all those we encounter.
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