Saturday, 22 July 2017

Force.


We must be wary of forcing our ideas onto other people.

Our ideas may be right.

They may be enlightened.

They may be beautiful.

They may be sublime.

But we have no right to force them onto other people.

Other people will come to understanding in their own time.

This does not mean we should not express our truth.

We have the right to express our ideas.

But we cannot force others to see.

Instead we should pray that everyone may see more clearly, including ourselves.

It may be that an inferior perception is being forced upon us.  We should not battle for supremacy but cry out to God for help.

God knows non-violent ways that we do not understand.

"What is impossible for mortals is possible for God."  Luke 18:27 (NRSV)


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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