The Policy of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is one of the most powerful tools you have at your disposal as a human being. Forgiveness purifies your heart and liberates your mind. It releases you from the tyranny of past grievances and offenses, rendering them powerless insofar as your expression is concerned. There are no exclusions or limitations in the policy of …

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Lofty Duties

“Time Misspent” by Sir Aubrey de Vere (Hunt and Lee, comps. The Book of the Sonnet, 1867) There is no remedy for time misspent;No healing for the waste of idleness,Whose very languor is a punishmentHeavier than active souls can feel or guess.O hours of indolence and discontent,Not now to be redeemed! ye sting not less,Because …

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Greater Love

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13 While this quote is commonly referred to in the context of the crucifixion of Jesus, there are many other levels of “laying down [one’s] life for [one’s] friends” which are worthy of consideration and actualization. …

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Love’s Dominion

Man ought never to withdraw his love; he is designed for one purpose: to establish love’s dominion in the earth.  Love should not be withheld in order to punish another, neither should it ever be withdrawn out of spite. Withdrawing love leaves only a void in which all manner of ill spirits thrive.  Love’s nature …

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Anchored in Love

If you’ve ever been the target of bullying, religious persecution or maltreatment of any type, you’ve likely had to make an important decision: sink to the level of the aggressor or rise above the attack. When faced with such an emotionally charged decision, the most common reactions are to 1) lash out in an attempt …

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